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concentrate

con·cen·trate

concentrate

 
pronunciation:
kan sn treIt
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: concentrated, concentrates, concentrating
definition 1: to bring together; focus.
Concentrate your attention on this problem.
synonyms:
center, direct, focus
similar words:
aim, fasten, fix, rivet
definition 2: to make stronger or more pure.
Boiling concentrates thin maple sap into syrup.
synonyms:
boil down, condense, intensify
antonyms:
dilute
similar words:
crystallize, purify, reduce, refine, thicken
definition 3: to gather; come together.
The crowd of people concentrated in the center of the room.
synonyms:
congregate, gather
antonyms:
disperse
similar words:
assemble, bunch, cluster, group, mass
definition 4: to focus attention or thought (sometimes followed by "on").
Concentrate on what I'm saying.
 
synonyms:
focus
similar words:
attend, fasten on
 
part of speech: noun
definition: something in concentrated form, such as juice or flavoring.
Add some orange concentrate to the other ingredients.
synonyms:
essence, extract
derivations: concentrative (adj.), concentrator (n.)
Word Parts
The word concentrate contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).