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

7 senses of focus

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
focus -- (maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system; "in focus"; "out of focus")
       => distinctness, sharpness -- (the quality of being sharp and clear)

Sense 3
focus -- (maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion")
       => clarity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity, clearness, limpidity -- (free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression)

Sense 4
focus, focal point, nidus -- (a central point or locus of an infection in an organism; "the focus of infection")
       => point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

Sense 5
stress, focus -- (special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed")
       => emphasis, accent -- (special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents")

Sense 6
focus, focal point -- (a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges)
       => point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

Sense 7
focus -- (a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section)
       => point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

Antonyms of verb focus

3 of 5 senses of focus

Sense 2
focus -- (cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image")
       Antonym of blur (Sense 2)
      => blur -- (to make less distinct or clear; "The haze blurs the hills")

Sense 4
focus, focalize, focalise -- (become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused")
       Antonym of blur (Sense 6)
      => blur, dim, slur -- (become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred")

Sense 5
focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen -- (put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie")
       Antonym of blur (Sense 5)
      => blur, blear -- (make dim or indistinct; "The fog blurs my vision")

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

5 senses of focus

Sense 1
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 2
focus -- (cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image")
       => sharpen -- (make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper)

Sense 3
concenter, concentre, focalize, focalise, focus -- (bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions)
       => align, aline, line up, adjust -- (place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table")

Sense 4
focus, focalize, focalise -- (become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused")
       => adjust, conform, adapt -- (adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation")

Sense 5
focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen -- (put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie")
       => adjust, set, correct -- (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels")
          Phrasal Verb-> focus on#1

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