Focus synonyms and antonyms

fō'kəs

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To direct one's thoughts or efforts; fix one's attention (on or upon)
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To draw toward a center
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US spelling of centre of attention.
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To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
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(Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
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To make sharp
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A place or locality, especially a centre of activity or the scene of a crime.
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To make an image clear
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(Mathematics) To separate an integer from a decimal with a decimal point.
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(Optics) The distance at which something (e.g. a lens, mirror etc.) is in focus; in air it is the distance along the optical axis from a "principal plane" of the lens to one of the lens's focal points.
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An originating point for a phenomenon
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An act of beginning; an initial effort:
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Core is defined as to remove the seeds and fibrous insides of fruit.
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See British alternative spelling focussing
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(Optics) A focus; a point at which rays of light or other radiation converge.
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To illuminate with a spotlight.
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Train means to guide, coach or instruct.
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To adjust or become adjusted to a focus
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(Countable) Temporary wooden structure built to support an arch during construction
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The bottom or supporting part of something:
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(Mathematics) The ratio, constant for any particular conic section, of the distance of a point from the focus to its distance from the directrix.
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(Psychology) To become attached to a person or thing in an immature or pathological way; form a fixation.
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Keenness, as of desire or enjoyment; zest:
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To set apart seriously for a special purpose; devote to some work, duty, etc.
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(Chiefly UK) To place (something new for public sale) on the market; roll out.
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To make an image clear
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To disregard deliberately; pay no attention to; refuse to consider
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To communicate, convey, or offer for conveyance:
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(Now rare) To form a conclusion; to deduce, infer. (Compare gather, get.)
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(--- Baseball) Center field.
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To draw toward a center
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To apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies) to something
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To make submit or give in
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(Nautical) To strain in heavy seas so that the joints give slightly and the fastenings become slack. Used of a boat or ship.
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The action of the verb to focus.
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To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.
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To move or change (something) so as to be in a more effective arrangement or desired condition:
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To converge is defined as to move or come together at the same point from different places or directions.
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To apply is defined as to make a strong effort to do a job well.
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The main office, or center of operations and control, of anyone in command, as in an army or police force
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A conventional two-lobed representation of the heart, usually colored red or pink.
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The center part of a wheel, fan, or propeller.
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To give a rounded form to:
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Alternative spelling of focalize.
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UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand spelling of center.
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A space in soil, rock, or loose sediment that is not occupied by mineral matter and allows the passage or absorption of fluids, such as water, petroleum, or air.
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To hammer or spread the end of (a bolt, etc.) into a head, for fastening something
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(American) Alternative spelling of concentre.
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Neglect is defined as to ignore or fail to care for someone or something or fail to do something.
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The bottom is defined as the underside or lowest position.
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The most personal and sensitive aspect of the emotions:
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To give one's time, focus one's efforts, commit oneself, etc. entirely for, on, or to a certain matter.
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The path or course of a given movement, or moving body; an indication of the point toward or from which an object is moving.
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(Figuratively) A membership in an organization, particularly a representative body.
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To direct the flow of something.
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(Countable, physics) externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.
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