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revolve
01. The government's anti-smoking campaign [revolves] around helping teens make the right decisions for a healthy lifestyle.
02. In the past, people believed that all the planets in our solar system [revolved] around the Earth.
03. His entire life [revolves] around hockey.
04. The plot of the movie "American Beauty" [revolves] around a man who is going through a middle age crisis.
05. The discussion at the meeting [revolved] around ways of increasing sales without increasing costs.
06. How many man-made satellites are there now [revolving] around the Earth, do you know?
07. It takes one year for the earth to [revolve] around the sun.
08. The earth [revolves] around the sun once every 365 days.
09. Artist Marc Chagall once said, "Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that [revolve] around love."
10. As of 1978, there were approximately 4,500 pieces of scientific equipment [revolving] around the Earth.
11. Most of the problems in a drug addict's life [revolve] around getting the next fix.
12. There are more than 2,000 festivals in Japan each year, and most of them [revolve] around the local Shinto shrine.
13. Iran's economy [revolves] around three sectors: public, cooperative, and private.
14. Switzerland is a country of busy, urban centers, as well as tiny villages where the people's lives [revolve] around the raising of dairy cows.
15. In 1543, Copernicus published his theory that the earth [revolves] around the sun.

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  • Revolve — Re*volve , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revolving}.] [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re re + volvere to roll, turn round. See {Voluble}, and cf. {Revolt}, {revolution}.] 1. To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revolve — ► VERB 1) move in a circle on a central axis. 2) (revolve about/around) move in a circular orbit around. 3) (revolve around) treat as the most important point or element. ORIGIN Latin revolvere roll back …   English terms dictionary

  • revolve — re‧volve [rɪˈvɒlv ǁ rɪˈvɑːlv] verb [transitive] BANKING to make loan repayments of less than the full amount due each month: • Banks make money on the interest rates they charge cardholders who revolve their balances …   Financial and business terms

  • revolve — [v1] turn, circle circumduct, go around, gyrate, gyre, orbit, roll, rotate, spin, turn around, twist, wheel, whirl; concepts 147,738 revolve [v2] think about consider, deliberate, meditate, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, roll, ruminate, study …   New thesaurus

  • Revolve — Re*volve , v. t. 1. To cause to turn, as on an axis. [1913 Webster] Then in the east her turn she shines, Revolved on heaven s great axile. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revolve — index muse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • revolve — (v.) late 14c., from L. revolvere turn, roll back, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + volvere to roll (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)). Meaning travel around a central point first recorded 1660s. Related: Revolved; revolving …   Etymology dictionary

  • revolve — *turn, rotate, gyrate, circle, spin, twirl, whirl, wheel, eddy, swirl, pirouette Analogous words: *swing, sway, oscillate, vibrate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • revolve — [ri välv′, rivôlv′] vt. revolved, revolving [ME revolven < L revolvere < re , back + volvere, to roll: see WALK] 1. to turn over in the mind; reflect on 2. to cause to travel in a circle or orbit 3. to cause to rotate, or spin around an… …   English World dictionary

  • revolve */ — UK [rɪˈvɒlv] / US [rɪˈvɑlv] verb Word forms revolve : present tense I/you/we/they revolve he/she/it revolves present participle revolving past tense revolved past participle revolved a) [intransitive] to turn or spin around a central point… …   English dictionary


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