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

3 senses of concentrate

Sense 1
dressed ore, concentrate -- (the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore)
       => ore -- (a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined)

Sense 2
concentrate -- (a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water)
       => foodstuff, food product -- (a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food)

Sense 3
concentrate -- (a concentrated example of something; "the concentrate of contemporary despair")
       => prototype, paradigm, epitome, image -- (a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father")

Antonyms of verb concentrate

1 of 8 senses of concentrate

Sense 3
centralize, centralise, concentrate -- (make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food")
       Antonym of deconcentrate (Sense 1)
      => decentralize, deconcentrate, decentralise -- (make less central; "After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized")

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

8 senses of concentrate

Sense 1
concentrate -- (make denser, stronger, or purer; "concentrate juice")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

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
centralize, centralise, concentrate -- (make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
digest, condense, concentrate -- (make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary")
       => abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce -- (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened")

Sense 5
concentrate -- (draw together or meet in one common center; "These groups concentrate in the inner cities")
       => converge -- (move or draw together at a certain location; "The crowd converged on the movie star")

Sense 6
condense, concentrate, contract -- (compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 7
boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate -- (be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup")
       => decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")

Sense 8
reduce, boil down, concentrate -- (cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

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