concenter
verb Etymology: French concentrer, from com- + centre center Date: 1598 transitive verb to draw or direct to a common center ; concentrate intransitive verb to come to a common center

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  • Concenter — Con*cen ter, Concentre Con*cen tre, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Concentered} or {Concentred}; p. pr & vb. n. {Concentering}or {Concentring}.] [F. concentrer, fr. L. con + centrum center. See {Center}, and cf. {Concentrate}] To come to one point; to meet …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Concenter — Con*cen ter, Concentre Con*cen tre, v. t. To draw or direct to a common center; to bring together at a focus or point, as two or more lines; to concentrate. [1913 Webster] In thee concentering all their precious beams. Milton. [1913 Webster] All… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concenter — index concentrate (consolidate), converge, focus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • concenter — [kən sen′tər] vt., vi. [Fr concentrer < L com , together + centrum,CENTER] to bring or come to a common center; concentrate or converge …   English World dictionary

  • concenter — verb bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions • Syn: ↑concentre, ↑focalize, ↑focalise, ↑focus • Derivationally related forms: ↑focus (for: ↑focus), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • concenter — /kon sen teuhr, keuhn /, v.t., v.i. to bring or converge to a common center; concentrate. Also, esp. Brit., concentre. [1585 95; < MF concentrer, equiv. to con CON + centrer to CENTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • concenter — v. direct or come together to common center (Mathematics); converge toward; centralize …   English contemporary dictionary

  • concenter — con·cen·ter …   English syllables

  • concenter — con•cen•ter [[t]kɒnˈsɛn tər, kən [/t]] v. t. v. i. to bring or converge to a common center • Etymology: 1585–95; < MF concentrer …   From formal English to slang

  • Concentered — Concenter Con*cen ter, Concentre Con*cen tre, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Concentered} or {Concentred}; p. pr & vb. n. {Concentering}or {Concentring}.] [F. concentrer, fr. L. con + centrum center. See {Center}, and cf. {Concentrate}] To come to one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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