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English verb: center on

1. center on (stative) center upon

SamplesHer entire attention centered on her children.
Our day revolved around our work.

Synonymscenter, concentrate on, focus on, revolve about, revolve around

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

Broader (hypernym)bear on, come to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on

2. center on (stative) have as a center

SamplesThe region centers on Charleston.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be

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