Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun centering

2 senses of centering

Sense 1
focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centering -- (the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life")
       => concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion -- (complete attention; intense mental effort)

Sense 2
centering, snap -- ((American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap")
       => pass, toss, flip -- ((sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb center

3 senses of center

Sense 1
focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center -- (center upon; "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work")
       => refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with -- (be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments")

Sense 2
concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet -- (direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")
       => think, cogitate, cerebrate -- (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere")

Sense 3
center, centre -- (move into the center; "That vase in the picture is not centered")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")
          Phrasal Verb-> center on#1

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