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Definition 1: heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together - [noun denoting artifact]

(rivet is a kind of ...) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

(rivet is a part of ...) the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

Definition 2: ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt) - [noun denoting artifact]

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(rivet is a kind of ...) something used to beautify

Definition 3: direct one's attention on something - [verb of cognition]

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

  • Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

Synonyms for rivet in the sense of this definition

(rivet is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

(... is a kind of rivet ) devote (oneself) fully to

"He immersed himself into his studies"

(... is a kind of rivet ) cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression

"She was recalled by a loud laugh"

(... is a kind of rivet ) focus one's attention on a certain state

"Think big" "think thin"

(... is a kind of rivet ) examine closely; focus one's attention on

"He zoomed in on the book"

(... is a kind of rivet ) listen and pay attention

"Listen to your father" "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"

(rivet has a similar meaning as ...) hold (someone's attention)

"The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"

Definition 4: hold (someone's attention) - [verb of cognition]

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

  • The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists

(rivet is a kind of ...) consume all of one's attention or time

"Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

(rivet has a similar meaning as ...) direct one's attention on something

"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

Definition 5: fasten with a rivet or rivets - [verb of contact]

(rivet is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

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