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concentrating

[ kon-suhn-treyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF concentrating
  • verbthink about closely
  • verbgather, collect

Synonyms for concentrating

  • apply
  • establish
  • fixate
  • focus
  • intensify
  • put
  • settle
  • attend
  • center
  • contemplate
  • examine
  • hammer
  • meditate
  • muse
  • need
  • peruse
  • ponder
  • rivet
  • ruminate
  • scrutinize
  • set
  • study
  • sweat
  • weigh
  • be engrossed in
  • bring to bear
  • brood over
  • consider closely
  • crack one's brains
  • direct attention
  • fix attention
  • focus attention
  • get on the beam
  • give attention
  • hammer away at
  • head trip
  • knuckle down
  • occupy thoughts
  • pour it on
  • put mind to
  • rack one's brains
  • think hard
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Antonyms for concentrating

  • confuse
  • unsettle
  • disregard
  • forget
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • disperse
  • scatter
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCENTRATING

It's an inheritance from Daddy, this concentrating with all my might on one thing at a time.

He's great on concentrating his mind, and when he goes to sleep he concentrates on that.

The fierce gusts were concentrating into a steady shrieking blast.

It was the latter on which both men were concentrating their attention.

Meade's army was concentrating in the vicinity but seemed in no hurry about it.

Mrs. von Minden, eyes still closed, seemed to be concentrating.

Here the Confederates were concentrating all that were available in men and cannon.

So he conceives of eddies in the air, concentrating the smoke from forest fires.

He laid his cheek against the stock, concentrating on his sights.

The enemy is said to be concentrating at Murfreesboro, twenty or thirty miles beyond.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "to bring or come to a common center," from concenter (1590s), from Italian concentrare, from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + centrum "center" (see center). Meaning "condense" is from 1680s. Sense of "mentally focus" is c.1860. Related: Concentrated; concentrating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONCENTRATING

conception

noununderstanding; idea

listening

adjectivehearing
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