Definition of centre verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

centre

 verb
(especially US English center)verb
BrE BrE//ˈsentə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they centre
BrE BrE//ˈsentə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentər//
 
he / she / it centres
BrE BrE//ˈsentəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentərz//
 
past simple centred
BrE BrE//ˈsentəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentərd//
 
past participle centred
BrE BrE//ˈsentəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentərd//
 
-ing form centring
BrE BrE//ˈsentərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentərɪŋ//
 
 
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centre something to move something so that it is in the centre of something else Carefully centre the photograph on the page and stick it in place. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin centrum, from Greek kentron ‘sharp point, stationary point of a pair of compasses’, related to kentein ‘to prick’. Phrasal Verbscentre around somebodycentre something in…