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revolve

re·volve

revolve

 
 
pronunciation:
rih valv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: revolved, revolves, revolving
definition 1: to turn or spin in place.
The baby watched as the spinning top revolved.
synonyms:
rotate, spin
similar words:
pivot, twirl, whirl
definition 2: to move in a circle around a fixed point.
Earth revolves around the Sun.
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synonyms:
pivot, rotate, spin
similar words:
orbit, reel, roll, swivel, twirl, wheel, wind
definition 3: to mainly involve or be concerned with (followed by "around").
Her life revolves around her piano playing.
similar words:
hinge, pivot, turn
derivation: revolvable (adj.)
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