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revolve

[ ri-volv ]
/ r瑟藞v蓲lv /
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verb (used without object), re路volved, re路volv路ing.
verb (used with object), re路volved, re路volv路ing.
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Origin of revolve

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English revolven, from Latin revolvere 鈥渢o roll back,鈥 equivalent to re-re- + volvere 鈥渢o roll, turn round鈥

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2. See turn.

OTHER WORDS FROM revolve

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH revolve

revolve , rotate1
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British Dictionary definitions for revolve

revolve
/ (r瑟藞v蓲lv) /

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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