Concentrate
Concentrate Con*cen"trate (? or ?), v. i. To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities. [1913 Webster]

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  • Concentrate — (en russe : Концентрат, Konsentrat) est le scénario d un film non abouti du réalisateur russe Andreï Tarkovski datant de 1958. Sommaire 1 Idée de départ 2 Le scénario 3 Historique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • concentrate — UK US /ˈkɒnsəntreɪt/ verb [I or T] ► to give all of your attention to one particular activity, subject, or problem: concentrate on sth »The corporation is selling off its restaurant chain to concentrate on its core retailing business. concentrate …   Financial and business terms

  • Concentrate — Con*cen trate (? or ?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concentrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Concentrating}.] [Pref. con + L. centrum center. Cf. {Concenter}.] 1. To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concentrate — ► VERB 1) (often concentrate on) focus all one s attention or mental effort on an object or activity. 2) gather together in numbers or a mass at one point. 3) focus on: concentrate your energy on breathing. 4) increase the strength of (a… …   English terms dictionary

  • concentrate — [v1] think about closely apply, attend, be engrossed in, bring to bear, brood over, center, consider closely, contemplate, crack one’s brains*, direct attention, establish, examine, fixate, fix attention, focus, focus attention, get on the beam* …   New thesaurus

  • concentrate — [kän′sən trāt΄] vt. concentrated, concentrating [< CONCENTER + ATE1] 1. to bring to, or direct toward, a common center 2. to collect or focus (one s thoughts, efforts, etc.) 3. to increase the strength, density, or intensity of vi …   English World dictionary

  • concentrate — I (consolidate) verb accumulate, agglomerate, aggregate, amass, assemble, bring into a small compass, bring toward a central point, center, centralize, cluster, coalesce, collect, combine, compact, compress, concenter, condense, congest,… …   Law dictionary

  • concentrate — (v.) 1630s, to bring or come to a common center, from concenter (1590s), from It. concentrare, from L. com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + centrum center (see CENTER (Cf. center)). Meaning condense is from 1680s. Sense of mentally focus is c.1860 …   Etymology dictionary

  • concentrate — vb 1 *center, focus, centralize Analogous words: fix, *set, settle, establish: muster, convoke, convene (see SUMMON) 2 *compact, consolidate, unify Analogous words: *gather, collect, assemble: mass, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concentrate — I UK [ˈkɒns(ə)nˌtreɪt] / US [ˈkɑnsənˌtreɪt] verb Word forms concentrate : present tense I/you/we/they concentrate he/she/it concentrates present participle concentrating past tense concentrated past participle concentrated *** 1) a)… …   English dictionary

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