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Definition of center verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (centre) verb
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they center he / she / it centers past simple centered -ing form centering
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  1. 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. 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.
  3. Phrasal Verbscenter around/on/upon somebody/something