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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)transit

Verb grouproll, turn over

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