revolve

[ ri-volv ]
/ rɪˈvɒlv /

verb (used without object), re·volved, re·volv·ing.

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

Origin of revolve

1350–1400; Middle English revolven < Latin revolvere to roll back, equivalent to re- re- + volvere to roll, turn round
SYNONYMS FOR revolve
2 See turn.
8 ponder, study.
Related formsre·volv·a·ble, adjectivere·volv·a·bly, adverbun·re·volved, adjective
Can be confusedrevolve rotate1
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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 Formsrevolvable, adjectiverevolvably, adverb

Word Origin for revolve

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