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")

Antonyms of adj concentrated

5 senses of concentrated

Sense 1
concentrated (vs. distributed) -- (gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore")

distributed (vs. concentrated) -- (spread out or scattered about or divided up)
        => apportioned, dealt out, doled out, meted out, parceled out -- (given out in portions)
        => broken -- (discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine")
        => diffuse -- (spread out; not concentrated in one place; "a large diffuse organization")
        => diffused -- ((of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material; "diffused light")
        => dispensed -- (distributed or weighted out in carefully determined portions; "medicines dispensed to the sick")
        => dispersed, spread -- (distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe")
        => divided, divided up, shared, shared out -- (distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose)
        => encyclical -- (intended for wide distribution; "an encyclical letter")
        => fanned, spread-out (prenominal) -- (especially spread in a fan shape; "the peacock's fanned tail"; "the spread-out cards")
        => far-flung, widespread -- (distributed over a considerable extent; "far-flung trading operations"; "the West's far-flung mountain ranges"; "widespread nuclear fallout")
        => low-density (prenominal) -- (having low concentration; "low-density urban areas")
        => rationed -- (distributed equitably in limited individual portions; "got along as best we could on rationed meat and sugar")
        => scattered -- (occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space; "scattered showers"; "scattered villages")
        => separated, spaced -- (spaced apart)
        => sparse, thin -- (not dense; "a thin beard"; "trees were sparse")
        => splashed -- ((of a fluid) having been propelled about in flying drops or masses; "with clothes wet by splashed water")
        => straggly -- (growing or spreading sparsely or irregularly; "straggly ivy")
        => unfocused, unfocussed -- (not concentrated at one point or upon one objective; "diversity...in our huge unfocused country"- Owen Wister)

Sense 2
concentrated -- (of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced)

INDIRECT (VIA undiluted) -> diluted, dilute -- (reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid")

Sense 3
concentrated -- (intensely focused; "her concentrated passion held them at bay")

INDIRECT (VIA intense) -> mild -- (moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism")

Sense 4
hard (vs. soft), concentrated -- ((of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source)


Sense 5
saturated (vs. unsaturated), concentrated -- (being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance; "a saturated solution")


Similarity of adj concentrated

5 senses of concentrated

Sense 1
concentrated (vs. distributed) -- (gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore")
       => bunchy -- (occurring close together in bunches or clusters)
       => thick -- (having component parts closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"; "a thick forest"; "thick hair")
       => cumulous -- (thrown together in a pile; "a desk heaped with books"; "heaped-up ears of corn"; "ungraded papers piled high")
       => single (prenominal), undivided, exclusive -- (not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective; "judging a contest with a single eye"; "a single devotion to duty"; "undivided affection"; "gained their exclusive attention")
       => thickset -- (planted or growing close together; "thickset trees")
          Also See-> compact#1

Sense 2
concentrated -- (of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced)
       => undiluted (vs. diluted) -- (not diluted; "undiluted milk"; "an undiluted racial strain")

Sense 3
concentrated -- (intensely focused; "her concentrated passion held them at bay")
       => intense (vs. mild) -- (possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense")

Sense 4
hard (vs. soft), concentrated -- ((of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source)

Sense 5
saturated (vs. unsaturated), concentrated -- (being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance; "a saturated solution")
       => supersaturated -- (being more concentrated than normally possible and therefore not in equilibrium)

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