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Focus synonyms
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To put to or adapt for a special use:
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  1. To put to or adapt for a special use:
  2. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
  3. To put to some practical or specific use
(Genetics) The position on a chromosome occupied by a particular gene
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  1. (Genetics) The position on a chromosome occupied by a particular gene
  2. The position that a given gene or genetic marker occupies on a chromosome.
  3. A line, plane, etc. every point of which satisfies a given condition and which contains no point that does not satisfy this condition
Straight; directly.
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  1. Straight; directly.
  2. To supervise the performance of:
  3. In a direct manner; directly
To place in the hands of; pass:
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  1. To place in the hands of; pass:
  2. To accord or tender to another:
  3. (Slang) To abandon a claim, fight, etc.; give in or give up
Any center of activity, attention, etc.
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  1. Any center of activity, attention, etc.
  2. (Optics) A focus; a point at which rays of light or other radiation converge.
  3. The point at which all radiation coming from a single direction and passing through a lens or striking a mirror converges.
US spelling of centre of attention.
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  1. US spelling of centre of attention.
To come together or tend to come together at a point
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  1. To come together or tend to come together at a point
  2. To come together from different directions; meet:
  3. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point:
To come into conformity, as with one's surroundings; become suited, as to one's associates, circumstances, etc.
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  1. To come into conformity, as with one's surroundings; become suited, as to one's associates, circumstances, etc.
  2. (Mil.) To correct (the gun sight, one's aim, etc.) in firing
  3. To move or change (something) so as to be in a more effective arrangement or desired condition:
A place where a particular activity or service is concentrated:
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  1. A place where a particular activity or service is concentrated:
  2. (--- Baseball) Center field.
  3. A point of origin, as of influence, ideas, or actions:
A center of operations or administration:
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  1. A center of operations or administration:
  2. The main office or center of control in any organization
  3. The center of an organization's operations or administration.
One's prevailing mood or current inclination:
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  1. One's prevailing mood or current inclination:
  2. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
  3. The repository of one's deepest and sincerest feelings and beliefs:
The center part of a wheel, fan, or propeller.
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  1. The center part of a wheel, fan, or propeller.
  2. A center of interest, importance, or activity
  3. A center of activity or interest; a focal point:
The part on which one rests in sitting:
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  1. The part on which one rests in sitting:
  2. A center of authority; a capital:
  3. The place where something is located or based:
The underside:
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  1. The underside:
  2. The deepest or lowest part:
  3. The lowest or least favorable position:
(Sports) A player whose position at the start of a contest is at the center of the line or playing area
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  1. (Sports) A player whose position at the start of a contest is at the center of the line or playing area
  2. A point of origin, as of influence, ideas, or actions:
  3. (--- Baseball) Center field.
A piece of magnetizable material, such as a rod of soft iron, that is placed inside an electrical coil or transformer to intensify and provide a path for the magnetic field produced by the current running through the wire windings.
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  1. A piece of magnetizable material, such as a rod of soft iron, that is placed inside an electrical coil or transformer to intensify and provide a path for the magnetic field produced by the current running through the wire windings.
  2. A cylindrical sample of rock, ice, or other material obtained from the center of a mass by drilling or cutting.
  3. The wood center to which outer layers of veneer are attached
Love; affection:
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  1. Love; affection:
  2. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
  3. The repository of one's deepest and sincerest feelings and beliefs:
Boston, Massachusetts. Used with the .
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  1. Boston, Massachusetts. Used with the .
  2. A center of interest, importance, or activity
  3. A center of activity or interest; a focal point:
The vital core; the essence:
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  1. The vital core; the essence:
  2. The living:
  3. The most personal and sensitive aspect of the emotions:
The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
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  1. The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
  2. The condition of being settled and of belonging to a particular place or society:
  3. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
To have a central theme or concern; be focused:
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  1. To have a central theme or concern; be focused:
  2. To direct toward a center or central point; concentrate or focus:
  3. To furnish with a center
A large strait, especially one that connects two seas.
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  1. A large strait, especially one that connects two seas.
  2. To direct or guide along some desired course:
  3. To send through a channel
To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate.
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  1. To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate.
  2. (Intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
  3. To direct or draw toward a common center; focus.
To come together from different directions; meet:
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  1. To come together from different directions; meet:
  2. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point.
  3. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point:
To focus, or to adjust a focus
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  1. To focus, or to adjust a focus
  2. To concentrate on a particular location; to localize
  3. (Med.) To limit or be limited to a small area; localize
To take a stance beside and prepare to hit (a golf ball)
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  1. To take a stance beside and prepare to hit (a golf ball)
  2. To direct (spoken or written words) to someone
  3. To use a proper form in speaking to
To turn or direct (one's eyes, attention, energy, etc. to)
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  1. To turn or direct (one's eyes, attention, energy, etc. to)
  2. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
  3. To give in; yield
(Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
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  1. (Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
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  1. To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
  2. To bring to, or direct toward, a common center
  3. (Intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
To open (a building, for example) to public use.
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  1. To open (a building, for example) to public use.
  2. To set apart for a special use:
  3. To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action
(Obs.) To curse or doom
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  1. (Obs.) To curse or doom
  2. To set apart for a specific purpose or use:
  3. To give or apply (one's time, attention, or self, for example) entirely to a particular activity, pursuit, cause, or person.
To give an order to; command:
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  1. To give an order to; command:
  2. To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.
  3. To give commands or directions.
To put to (a specified) use or result; employ; apply
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  1. To put to (a specified) use or result; employ; apply
  2. To get by buying and selling:
  3. To give a rounded form to:
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