- 1 center something to move something so that it is in the center of something else Carefully center the photograph on the page and glue it in place.
- 2 [usually passive] center something + adv./prep. to make somewhere the place where an activity or event takes place Most of the fighting was centered north of the capital. Phrasal Verbscenter around/on/upon somebody/something
NAmE//ˈsɛntər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they center he / she / it centers past simple centered -ing form centering