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Definition 1: turn on or around an axis or a center - [verb of motion]

Samples where revolve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Earth revolves around the Sun
  • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire

Synonyms for revolve in the sense of this definition

(revolve is a kind of ...) move around an axis or a center

"The wheels are turning"

(... is a kind of revolve ) cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion

"drive in screws or bolts"

(... is a kind of revolve ) turn like a screw

(... is a kind of revolve ) change directions as if revolving on a pivot

"They wheeled their horses around and left"

(... is a kind of revolve ) revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

"The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

(... is a kind of revolve ) turn in a twisting or spinning motion

"The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

(revolve has a similar meaning as ...) cause to turn on an axis or center

"Rotate the handle"

Definition 2: move in an orbit - [verb of motion]

Samples where revolve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The moon orbits around the Earth
  • The planets are orbiting the sun
  • electrons orbit the nucleus

Synonyms for revolve in the sense of this definition

(revolve is a kind of ...) move in a circular path above (someone or something)

"the plane circled, looking for a landing spot"

(... is a kind of revolve ) move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies

Definition 3: cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis - [verb of motion]

Samples where revolve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She rolled the ball
  • They rolled their eyes at his words

Synonyms for revolve in the sense of this definition

(revolve is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of revolve ) revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction

(revolve has a similar meaning as ...) move by turning over or rotating

"The child rolled down the hill" "turn over on your left side"

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