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English noun: rivet

1. rivet (artifact) ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)


Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation

2. rivet (artifact) heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together

Broader (hypernym)pin

Part holonymclinch

English verb: rivet

1. rivet (cognition) direct one's attention on something

SamplesPlease focus on your studies and not on your hobbies.

Synonymscenter, centre, concentrate, focus, pore

Pattern of useSomebody ----s on something

Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think

Narrower (hyponym)absorb, engross, engulf, hear, immerse, listen, plunge, recall, soak up, steep, take heed, think, zoom in

Verb grouprivet

2. rivet (contact) fasten with a rivet or rivets

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

3. rivet (cognition) hold (someone's attention)

SamplesThe discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)absorb, engage, engross, occupy

Verb groupcenter, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet

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