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[kon-sen-ter, kuh n-]
verb (used with or without object), con·cen·tred, con·cen·tring. Chiefly British.
  1. concenter.
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[kon-sen-ter, kuh n-]
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to bring or converge to a common center; concentrate.
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Also especially British, con·cen·tre.

Origin of concenter

1585–95; < Middle French concentrer, equivalent to con- con- + centrer to center
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Historical Examples of concentre

  • Thus they interrupted the course of liberty only to improve, to concentre, to advance its results.

    Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Whenever we concentre the mind on one sole object, that object and life itself must go together.

    The Map of Life

    William Edward Hartpole Lecky

  • That widespread enchantment seemed to concentre and embody itself mysteriously in her; she became its living manifestation.

  • It is imagined that they will shortly evacuate and concentre their forces at New York.

  • I know now where they ought to concentre, and with the blessing of God, they shall there all tend.

British Dictionary definitions for concentre


US concenter

  1. to converge or cause to converge on a common centre; concentrate
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Word Origin for concentre

C16: from French concentrer; see concentrate
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