revolve

revolve
revolvable, adj.revolvably, adv.
/ri volv"/, v., revolved, revolving.
v.i.
1. to move in a circular or curving course or orbit: The earth revolves around the sun.
2. to turn around or rotate, as on an axis: The wheel revolves slowly.
3. to proceed or occur in a round or cycle; come around again in the process of time; recur.
4. to be revolved in the mind.
5. to focus or center on.
v.t.
6. to cause to turn around, as on an axis.
7. to cause to move in a circular or curving course, as about a central point.
8. to think about; consider.
[1350-1400; ME revolven < L revolvere to roll back, equiv. to re- RE- + volvere to roll, turn round]
Syn. 1. orbit, circle. 2. See turn. 8. ponder, study.

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