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English verb: revolve

1. revolve (motion) turn on or around an axis or a center


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


Synonymsgo around, rotate


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)turn


Narrower (hyponym)drive in, gyrate, reel, screw, screw, spin, spin around, swirl, twiddle, twirl, wheel, wheel around, whirl, whirl


Verb groupcircumvolve, rotate

2. revolve (motion) move in an orbit


SamplesThe moon orbits around the Earth.
The planets are orbiting the sun.
Electrons orbit the nucleus.


Synonymsorb, orbit


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)circle, circulate


Narrower (hyponym)retrograde

3. revolve (motion) cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis


SamplesShe rolled the ball.
They rolled their eyes at his words.


Synonymsroll


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)transit


Verb grouproll, turn over









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