focus

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfəʊkəs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfoʊkəs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fōkəs)

Inflections of 'focus' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
focuses
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
foci
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
Inflections of 'focus' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
Spellings with a double "s" are mainly used in UK English. They are correct in US English, but rare.
focuses
v 3rd person singular (US & UK)
focusses
v 3rd person singular (Mainly UK)
focusing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US & UK)
focussing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
focused
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
focussed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
focused
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)
focussed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: center
Synonyms:
center , centre (UK), heart , hub , focal point, central point, focus of attention, center of attention, centre of attention (UK), nucleus, core , pivot
Sense: Noun: focal point
Synonyms:
focal point, point of convergence, convergence point, center , centre (UK), central point, center point, centre point (UK)
Sense: Noun: topic
Synonyms:
topic , subject , subject matter, theme , point , motif, content , concern , meat , substance , essence , gist
Sense: Noun: emphasis
Synonyms:
emphasis , attention , accent , spotlight , limelight , all eyes
Sense: Verb: bring into sharp focus
Synonyms:
bring sth into focus, bring sth into sharp focus, make sth sharper, sharpen , fine-tune, adjust , zoom in on
Sense: Verb: concentrate - followed by 'on'
Synonyms:
concentrate on, center on, centre on (UK), be centered on, be centred on (UK), revolve around, be based around, be about, be all about, examine , look at, take a good look at, pay attention to
Sense: Verb: emphasize
Synonyms:
emphasize , emphasise (UK), put emphasis on, put the emphasis on, put the stress on, accentuate, stress , home in on, hone in on (US, non-standard)

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