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  Definition of Revolve
  1. cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"
  2. move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
  3. turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"
Similar Words: roll, orbit, go around, rotate

 

See Also: focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center

 

Hyponyms: transit, retrograde, screw, drive in, wheel, wheel around, spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate, twirl, swirl, twiddle

 

Grouped Verbs: roll, turn over, rotate, circumvolve

 

Derivational Morphology: axial rotation, axial motion, roll, rotation, revolution, gyration, orbit, electron orbit, celestial orbit, satellite, artificial satellite, orbiter, rotary motion

 

 
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