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revolve

[ ri-volv ]
/ rɪˈvɒlv /
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verb (used without object), re·volved, re·volv·ing.

verb (used with object), re·volved, re·volv·ing.

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Origin of revolve

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English revolven, from Latin revolvere “to roll back,” equivalent to re-re- + volvere “to roll, turn round”

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2. See turn.

OTHER WORDS FROM revolve

re·volv·a·ble, adjectivere·volv·a·bly, adverbun·re·volved, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH revolve

revolve , rotate1
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British Dictionary definitions for revolve

revolve
/ (rɪˈvɒlv) /

verb

to move or cause to move around a centre or axis; rotate
(intr) to occur periodically or in cycles
to consider or be considered
(intr ; foll by around or about) to be centred or focused (upon)Juliet's thoughts revolved around Romeo

noun

theatre a circular section of a stage that can be rotated by electric power to provide a scene change

Derived forms of revolve

revolvable, adjectiverevolvably, adverb

Word Origin for revolve

C14: from Latin revolvere, from re- + volvere to roll, wind
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