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Synonym of Focus

Focus Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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focus
Synonyms and related words:
adductor, approach, asymptote, attractant, attrahent, axiom, blurred, blurry, bottleneck, bring into focus, center, center of attraction, center of consciousness, center of interest, clear, collision course, concenter, concentralization, concentralize, concentrate, concentration, concourse, concurrence, confluence, conflux, congress, converge, convergence, converging, core, crossing, cynosure, distinct, elixir, essence, essential, fix, fixate, flower, focal point, focalization, focalize, focus of attention, fundamental, funnel, fuzzy, gist, gravamen, heart, hub, hypostasis, in focus, indistinct, inner essence, kernel, lodestar, lure, magnet, marrow, meat, meet, meeting, mutual approach, narrowing gap, nave, nerve, nub, nucleus, nuts and bolts, out of focus, pinpoint, pith, point of convergence, polestar, postulate, prime focus, principle, put, quid, quiddity, quintessence, radius, rivet, sap, soul, spirit, spokes, spotlight, stuff, substance, tangent, target, the nitty-gritty, unclear, woolly, zero in
  

  



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focus

Noun
1. the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"
(synonym) focusing, focussing, direction, centering
(hypernym) concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion
(hyponym) particularism
(derivation) concenter, concentre, focalize, focalise
2. maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system; "in focus"; "out of focus"
(hypernym) distinctness, sharpness
(derivation) focalize, focalise, sharpen
3. maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"
(hypernym) clarity, lucidity, pellucidity, clearness, limpidity
(derivation) concenter, concentre, focalize, focalise
4. a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the focus of infection"
(synonym) focal point, nidus
(hypernym) point
(part-holonym) focal infection
5. special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
(synonym) stress
(hypernym) emphasis, accent
6. a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
(synonym) focal point
(hypernym) point
(derivation) focalize, focalise
7. a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section
(hypernym) point

Verb
1. direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
(synonym) concentrate, center, centre, pore, rivet
(hypernym) think, cogitate, cerebrate
(hyponym) steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up
(verb-group) rivet
(derivation) focusing, focussing, direction, centering
2. cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image"
(antonym) blur
(hypernym) sharpen
(hyponym) refocus
(derivation) focal point
3. bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
(synonym) concenter, concentre, focalize, focalise
(hypernym) align, aline, line up, adjust
(hyponym) refocus
4. become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused"
(synonym) focalize, focalise
(antonym) blur, dim, slur
(hypernym) adjust, conform, adapt
(derivation) focal point
5. put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
(synonym) focalize, focalise, sharpen
(antonym) blur, blear
(hypernym) adjust, set, correct
(hyponym) refocus
(cause) focalize, focalise
(see-also) focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center

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