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

 

revolve

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɒlv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɑːlv//
 
, NAmE//rɪˈvɔːlv//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they revolve
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɒlv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɑːlv//
 
, NAmE//rɪˈvɔːlv//
 
he / she / it revolves
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɒlvz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɑːlvz//
 
, NAmE//rɪˈvɔːlvz//
 
past simple revolved
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɒlvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɑːlvd//
 
, NAmE//rɪˈvɔːlvd//
 
past participle revolved
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɒlvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɑːlvd//
 
, NAmE//rɪˈvɔːlvd//
 
-ing form revolving
BrE BrE//rɪˈvɒlvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɔːlvɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈvɑːlvɪŋ//
 
 
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to go in a circle around a central point The fan revolved slowly. The earth revolves on its axis. Word Origin late Middle English (in the senses ‘turn (the eyes) back’, ‘restore’, ‘consider’): from Latin revolvere, from re- ‘back’ (also expressing intensive force) + volvere ‘roll’.Extra examples The fan was revolving very slowly All planets revolve on an axis. People used to think that the sun revolved around the earth. Protons and electrons revolve around the nucleus. She saw him heading towards the revolving door. The ceiling fan revolved slowly overhead. The world doesn’t revolve around you, you know. You can get a revolving bookstand for about $150. Phrasal Verbsrevolve around somethingrevolve around somebody
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