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Definition of "revolve" []

  • To orbit a central point. (verb-intransitive)
  • To turn on an axis; rotate. See Synonyms at turn. (verb-intransitive)
  • To recur in cycles or at periodic intervals. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be held in the mind and considered in turn. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be centered: Their troubles revolve around money management. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "revolve" in a sentence
  • "His pitching staff wasn't nearly as good, but Milwaukee's chances of reaching the postseason or winning a title revolve around Fielder, who will reach free agency after the 2011 season."
  • "He is still battling himself, and I think the show will completely begin revolve around him in some kind of way … … … …."
  • "But the central theme around which all tariffs seem to revolve is the fear of so-called cheap foreign competition, the cheap labour content, entirely ignoring the fact that both in the States and in Canada we have a productivity factor that is unequalled in the rest of the world."