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1. focus

noun. ['?fo?k?s, ?fo?k?s'] special emphasis attached to something.

Synonyms

  • concentrate
  • emphasis
  • fixate
  • bring into focus
  • focal point
  • sharpen
  • accent

Antonyms

  • end
  • expand
  • increase

Etymology

  • focus (Latin)

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2. focus

noun. ['?fo?k?s, ?fo?k?s'] the concentration of attention or energy on something.

Synonyms

  • focal point
  • engrossment
  • focusing
  • particularism
  • absorption
  • centering
  • concentration
  • immersion
  • focussing

Antonyms

  • bore
  • disobey
  • infield
  • peripheral

Etymology

  • focus (Latin)

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How do you spell focus? Is it focuse ?

A common misspelling of focus is focuse

Example sentences of the word focus


1. Verb, base form
You can also focus on eating more of the foods on the soluble fiber list above.

2. Noun, singular or mass
When you start building a portfolio of individual stocks, the focus shifts somewhat toward diversifying the return potential.

Quotes containing the word focus


1. If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom.
- Sydney Madwed

2. Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork - all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. and social entrepreneur.
- Darell Hammond

3. Being incarcerated is truly very serious, and it has changed my life to such an extent that breaking the cycle has become my sole focus. Jail is definitely not cool. Education is.
- Ja Rule

3. focus

verb. ['?fo?k?s, ?fo?k?s'] direct one's attention on something.

Synonyms

  • rivet
  • cogitate
  • recall
  • engross
  • centre
  • listen
  • hear
  • cerebrate
  • zoom in
  • center
  • steep
  • soak up
  • immerse
  • absorb
  • plunge
  • take heed
  • engulf
  • concentrate
  • think

Antonyms

  • catabolism
  • distribution
  • decrease
  • disassembly

Etymology

  • focus (Latin)

4. focus

verb. ['?fo?k?s, ?fo?k?s'] cause to converge on or toward a central point.

Synonyms

  • sharpen

Antonyms

  • blur
  • egress

Etymology

  • focus (Latin)

5. focus

noun. ['?fo?k?s, ?fo?k?s'] maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system.

Synonyms

  • distinctness

Antonyms

  • softness
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • focus (Latin)

5. focus

noun. ['?fo?k?s, ?fo?k?s'] maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea.

Synonyms

  • clarity
  • pellucidity
  • lucidity
  • clearness
  • limpidity

Antonyms

  • obscurity
  • dissociate
  • forget
  • give

Etymology

  • focus (Latin)

6. focus

noun. ['?fo?k?s, ?fo?k?s'] a central point or locus of an infection in an organism.

Synonyms

  • focal point
  • focal infection
  • nidus

Antonyms

  • moderate
  • low
  • emit
  • ascend

Etymology

  • focus (Latin)

7. focus

verb. ['?fo?k?s, ?fo?k?s'] bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions.

Synonyms

  • concentre
  • focalize
  • refocus
  • focalise
  • align
  • line up
  • concenter
  • aline

Antonyms

  • dilution
  • weakening
  • emersion
  • appearance

Etymology

  • focus (Latin)

8. focus

noun. ['?fo?k?s, ?fo?k?s'] a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section.

Antonyms

  • left

Etymology

  • focus (Latin)

10. focus

noun. ['?fo?k?s, ?fo?k?s'] a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges.

Synonyms

  • focal point

Antonyms

  • inclined
  • gradual

Etymology

  • focus (Latin)
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