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Another word for focus

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Noun
  1. A place of concentrated activity, influence, or importance

      1. Something, such as a chair or bench, that may be sat on:
      2. The part on which one rests in sitting:
      3. A place in which one may sit:
      1. The center part of a wheel, fan, or propeller.
      2. A center of activity or interest; a focal point:
      1. The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
      2. A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates.
      3. The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast.
      1. The offices of a commander, as of a military unit, from which orders are issued.
      2. A center of operations or administration:
      1. A point or place that is equally distant from the sides or outer boundaries of something; the middle:
      2. A point equidistant from the vertices of a regular polygon.
      3. A point equidistant from all points on the circumference of a circle or on the surface of a sphere.
    See also:

    edge

  2. A point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate

      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy:
      2. Learning, thinking, or understanding with speed and dexterity; bright:
      3. Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen:
      1. The center part of a wheel, fan, or propeller.
      2. A center of activity or interest; a focal point:
      1. The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
      2. A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates.
      3. The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast.
      1. The central or innermost part:
      2. The hard or fibrous central part of certain fruits, such as the apple or pear, containing the seeds.
      3. The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
      1. A point or place that is equally distant from the sides or outer boundaries of something; the middle:
      2. A point equidistant from the vertices of a regular polygon.
      3. A point equidistant from all points on the circumference of a circle or on the surface of a sphere.
      1. The deepest or lowest part:
      2. The part closest to a reference point:
      3. The underside:
    See also:

    start

Verb
  1. To direct toward a common center

      1. To adjust or come to a focus.
      2. To bring or be brought to a focus; sharpen.
      3. To concentrate or be concentrated; localize.
      1. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point:
      2. To come together from different directions; meet:
      3. To tend toward or achieve union or a common conclusion or result:
      1. To direct or draw toward a common center; focus.
      2. To bring into one main body:
      3. To make (a solution or mixture) less dilute.
      1. The bed of a stream or river.
      2. The deeper part of a river or harbor, especially a deep navigable passage.
      3. A broad strait, especially one that connects two seas.
      1. A point or place that is equally distant from the sides or outer boundaries of something; the middle:
      2. A point equidistant from the vertices of a regular polygon.
      3. A point equidistant from all points on the circumference of a circle or on the surface of a sphere.
    See also:

    edge

  2. To devote (oneself or one's efforts)

      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. To make a present of:
      2. To place in the hands of; pass:
      3. To deliver in exchange or recompense; pay:
      1. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
      2. To supervise or oversee (an activity or process):
      3. To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.
      1. To give or apply (one's time, attention, or self, for example) entirely to a particular activity, pursuit, cause, or person.
      2. To set apart for a specific purpose or use:
      1. To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.
      2. To set apart for a special use:
      3. To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action:
      1. To direct or draw toward a common center; focus.
      2. To bring into one main body:
      3. To make (a solution or mixture) less dilute.
      1. (idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
      1. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
      2. To put to or adapt for a special use:
      3. To put into action:
      1. To speak to:
      2. To make a formal speech to:
      3. To direct (a spoken or written message) to the attention of:

Another word for focus

Verb
  1. To draw toward a center

  2. To make an image clear

    See also:

    sharpen

Idioms:

    in-focus