Synonyms of 'focus'
1 centreDictionary, focal point, central point
The children are the focus of her life.
2 focal pointDictionary, heart, target
the focus of the campaign for Black rights
3 attentionDictionary, concern, priority
IBM has shifted its focus to personal computers.
4 subjectDictionary, point, question
Food is the main focus of the book.
It was I who first raised the subject of plastic surgery.
You have missed the main point of my argument.
The whole question of aid is a tricky political one.
Is it right for the Church to express a view on political issues?
It was a private matter.
She was an object of pity among her friends.
The novel's central theme is the conflict between men and women.
The substance of his discussions doesn't really matter.
They offer tips on topics such as home safety.
field of inquiry or reference
1 concentrateDictionary, centre, spotlight
The summit is expected to focus on arms control.
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If you aim a weapon or object at something or someone, you point it towards them before firing or throwing it.
He was aiming the rifle at me.
His talking kept breaking my concentration.
Thesaurus for focus from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you focus on a particular topic or if your attention is focused on it, you concentrate on it and think about it, discuss it, or deal with it, rather than dealing with other topics.