English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'revolve'

(verb) 
Definition
to be centred or focused upon
Her life has revolved around tennis.
Synonyms
be concerned with
,
focus on
,
concentrate on
,
hang on
,
centre around
,
be absorbed in
,
pivot on
(verb) 
Definition
to move or cause to move around a centre
The satellite revolves around the earth.
Synonyms
go round
,
circle
This is the ring road that circles the city.
,
orbit
the first satellite to orbit the Earth
,
gyrate
The aeroplane was gyrating about in the sky in a most alarming fashion.
(verb) 
Definition
to move or cause to move around a centre
The entire circle revolved slowly.
Synonyms
rotate
The earth rotates round the sun.
,
turn
As the wheel turned, the potter shaped the clay.
,
wheel
I wheeled around to face her.
,
spin
The Earth spins on its own axis.
,
twist
Hold your arms straight out and twist to the right and left.
,
whirl
Hearing a sound behind her, she whirled round.
(verb) 
Definition
to consider or be considered
He revolved the new notion dizzily in his mind.
Synonyms
consider
Consider how much you can afford to pay.
,
study
I invite every citizen to carefully study the document.
,
reflect
I reflected on the child's future.
,
think about
,
deliberate
The jury deliberated for two hours before returning with the verdict.
,
ponder
He didn't waste time pondering the question.
,
turn over (in your mind)
,
meditate
I was meditating, and reached a higher state of consciousness.
,
mull over
She had been mulling over the idea of making a movie.
,
think over
,
ruminate
I had time to ruminate as I drove along.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of circle
Definition
to enclose in a circle
This is the ring road that circles the city.
Synonyms
go round,
hem in,
circumnavigate,
enwreath
in the sense of deliberate
Definition
to consider (something) deeply
The jury deliberated for two hours before returning with the verdict.
in the sense of gyrate
Definition
to turn round and round in a circle
The aeroplane was gyrating about in the sky in a most alarming fashion.

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