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Synonyms of focus

Noun


1. focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centering, concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion

usage: the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"

2. focus, distinctness, sharpness

usage: maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system; "in focus"; "out of focus"

3. focus, clarity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity, clearness, limpidity

usage: maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"

4. focus, focal point, nidus, point

usage: a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the focus of infection"

5. stress, focus, emphasis, accent

usage: special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"

6. focus, focal point, point

usage: a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges

7. focus, point

usage: a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section

Verb


1. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet, think, cogitate, cerebrate

usage: direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

2. focus, sharpen

usage: cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image"

3. concenter, concentre, focalize, focalise, focus, align, aline, line up, adjust

usage: bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

4. focus, focalize, focalise, adjust, conform, adapt

usage: become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused"

5. focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen, adjust, set, correct

usage: put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"

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