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con·cen·trate

 (kŏn′sən-trāt′)
v. con·cen·trat·ed, con·cen·trat·ing, con·cen·trates
v.tr.
1.
a. To direct or draw toward a common center; focus.
b. To bring into one main body: Authority was concentrated in the president.
2. To make (a solution or mixture) less dilute.
v.intr.
1.
a. To converge toward or meet in a common center.
b. To increase by degree; gather: "Dusk began to concentrate into full night" (Anthony Hyde).
2. To direct one's thoughts or attention: We concentrated on the task before us.
n.
A product that has been concentrated, especially a food that has been reduced in volume or bulk by the removal of liquid: pineapple juice concentrate.

[From concenter.]

con′cen·tra′tive adj.
con′cen·tra′tive·ly adv.
con′cen·tra′tor n.

concentrate

(ˈkɒnsənˌtreɪt)
vb
1. to come or cause to come to a single purpose or aim: to concentrate one's hopes on winning.
2. (Chemistry) to make or become denser or purer by the removal of certain elements, esp the solvent of a solution
3. (Mining & Quarrying) (tr) to remove rock or sand from (an ore) to make it purer
4. (often foll by: on) to bring one's faculties to bear (on); think intensely (about)
n
a concentrated material or solution: tomato concentrate.
[C17: back formation from concentration, ultimately from Latin com- same + centrum centre]
ˈconcenˌtrator n

con•cen•trate

(ˈkɒn sənˌtreɪt)

v. -trat•ed, -trat•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to bring or draw to a common center; direct toward one point; focus: to concentrate one's attention on a problem.
2. to put or bring into a single place, group, etc.: The population was concentrated in a few cities.
3. to intensify; make denser, stronger, or purer, esp. by the removal or reduction of liquid.
4. to separate (metal or ore) from rock, sand, etc., so as to improve the quality of the valuable portion.
v.i.
5. to bring all efforts, faculties, etc., to bear on one objective (often fol. by on or upon): to concentrate on solving a problem.
6. to come to or toward a common center; converge; collect.
7. to become more intense, stronger, or purer.
n.
8. a concentrated form of something: a juice concentrate.
[1630–40; concentr (ic) + -ate2; compare French concentrer, Italian concentrare]
con′cen•tra`tive (-ˌtreɪ tɪv) adj.

concentrate

If you concentrate on something, you give special attention to it, rather than to other things.

Concentrate on your driving.
He believed governments should concentrate more on education.

If someone is concentrating on something, they are spending most of their time or energy on it.

They are concentrating on saving lives.
One area Dr Gupta will be concentrating on is tourism.

Be Careful!
Don't say that someone 'is concentrated on' something.

concentrate


Past participle: concentrated
Gerund: concentrating

Imperative
concentrate
concentrate
Present
I concentrate
you concentrate
he/she/it concentrates
we concentrate
you concentrate
they concentrate
Preterite
I concentrated
you concentrated
he/she/it concentrated
we concentrated
you concentrated
they concentrated
Present Continuous
I am concentrating
you are concentrating
he/she/it is concentrating
we are concentrating
you are concentrating
they are concentrating
Present Perfect
I have concentrated
you have concentrated
he/she/it has concentrated
we have concentrated
you have concentrated
they have concentrated
Past Continuous
I was concentrating
you were concentrating
he/she/it was concentrating
we were concentrating
you were concentrating
they were concentrating
Past Perfect
I had concentrated
you had concentrated
he/she/it had concentrated
we had concentrated
you had concentrated
they had concentrated
Future
I will concentrate
you will concentrate
he/she/it will concentrate
we will concentrate
you will concentrate
they will concentrate
Future Perfect
I will have concentrated
you will have concentrated
he/she/it will have concentrated
we will have concentrated
you will have concentrated
they will have concentrated
Future Continuous
I will be concentrating
you will be concentrating
he/she/it will be concentrating
we will be concentrating
you will be concentrating
they will be concentrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been concentrating
you have been concentrating
he/she/it has been concentrating
we have been concentrating
you have been concentrating
they have been concentrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been concentrating
you will have been concentrating
he/she/it will have been concentrating
we will have been concentrating
you will have been concentrating
they will have been concentrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been concentrating
you had been concentrating
he/she/it had been concentrating
we had been concentrating
you had been concentrating
they had been concentrating
Conditional
I would concentrate
you would concentrate
he/she/it would concentrate
we would concentrate
you would concentrate
they would concentrate
Past Conditional
I would have concentrated
you would have concentrated
he/she/it would have concentrated
we would have concentrated
you would have concentrated
they would have concentrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concentrate - the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
ore - a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
2.concentrate - a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
tomato concentrate - a concentrated form of tomatoes
evaporated milk - milk concentrated by evaporation
frozen orange juice, orange-juice concentrate - orange juice that has been concentrated and frozen
3.concentrate - a concentrated example of something; "the concentrate of contemporary despair"
epitome, prototype, paradigm, image - a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
Verb1.concentrate - make denser, stronger, or purer; "concentrate juice"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
2.concentrate - direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
engross, engulf, steep, soak up, immerse, absorb, plunge - devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
rivet - hold (someone's attention); "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"
recall - cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression; "She was recalled by a loud laugh"
think - focus one's attention on a certain state; "Think big"; "think thin"
zoom in - examine closely; focus one's attention on; "He zoomed in on the book"
take heed, listen, hear - listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
3.concentrate - make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
decentralise, decentralize, deconcentrate - make less central; "After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized"
4.concentrate - make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
abbreviate, abridge, foreshorten, shorten, contract, reduce, cut - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
capsule, capsulise, capsulize, encapsulate - put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume; "capsulize the news"
telescope - make smaller or shorter; "the novel was telescoped into a short play"
5.concentrate - draw together or meet in one common center; "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"
converge - move or draw together at a certain location; "The crowd converged on the movie star"
6.concentrate - compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
condense - become more compact or concentrated; "Her feelings condensed"
7.concentrate - be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
8.concentrate - cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

concentrate

verb
1. focus your attention on, focus on, pay attention to, be engrossed in, put your mind to, keep your mind on, apply yourself to, give your mind to, give all your attention to Try to concentrate on what you're doing.
focus your attention on disregard, pay no attention to, lose concentration, pay no heed to, let your mind wander
2. focus, centre, converge, bring to bear We should concentrate our efforts on tackling crime in the inner cities.
3. gather, collect, cluster, accumulate, congregate Most poor people are concentrated in this area.
gather scatter, disperse, spread out, diffuse, dissipate

concentrate

verb
1. To direct toward a common center:
2. To devote (oneself or one's efforts):
Translations
ركزيُرَكِّزُيركّزيُركِّـزيركّز، يَحشِد الجُنود
soustředitsoustředit sezhušťovat
koncentrerekoncentrere sigsamle
keskittyäkonsentraattirikastetiiviste
koncentrirati se
koncentrál
einbeita séròéttasafna eîa beina á einn staî
凝縮集中集中する
집중하다
atsidėtiburtikoncentracijakoncentravimaskoncentruotas
koncentrētkoncentrētiespiesātinātsabiezinātsakopot
koncentrovať
osredotočiti se
koncentrera
เพ่งความสนใจ
…-e konsantre olmakdikkatini …-de toplamaktoplamakyoğunlaşmakyoğunlaştırmak
tập trung

concentrate

[ˈkɒnsəntreɪt]
A. VT
1. [+ efforts, thoughts] → concentrar
to concentrate one's efforts on sth/on doing sthcentrar or concentrar los esfuerzos en algo/en hacer algo
he concentrated his mind on the task aheadse concentró or se centró en la tarea que tenía por delante
2. (= group together) [+ troops etc] → concentrar, reunir
heavy industry is concentrated in the north of the countryla industria pesada se concentra en el norte del país
B. VI
1. (= pay attention) → concentrarse
I couldn't concentrateno me podía concentrar
concentrate!¡concéntrate!
to concentrate on sthconcentrarse en algo
I was concentrating on my homeworkme estaba concentrando en los deberes
2. (= focus on) to concentrate on sthcentrarse en algo
the talks are expected to concentrate on practical issuesse espera que las conversaciones se centren en or giren en torno a cuestiones prácticas
to concentrate on doing sthconcentrarse or centrarse en hacer algo
3. (= come together) [troops, crowd] → concentrarse, reunirse
C. N (Chem) → concentrado m

concentrate

[ˈkɒnsəntreɪt]
vise concentrer
I couldn't concentrate → Je n'arrivais pas à me concentrer.
to concentrate on sth [+ problem, activity] → se concentrer sur qch
to concentrate on doing sth → s'appliquer à faire qch
vt
(= focus) to concentrate one's attention on sth → porter son attention sur qch
to concentrate sb's mind → faire réfléchir qn
to be concentrated [building, industry] → se concentrer

concentrate

vt
konzentrieren (→ on auf +acc); to concentrate all one’s energies on somethingsich (voll und) ganz auf etw (acc)konzentrieren; to concentrate one’s mind on somethingseine Gedanken or sich auf etw (acc)konzentrieren; a spell in prison will certainly concentrate his mindeine Gefängnisstrafe wird ihm sicher zu denken geben; it’s amazing how he’s concentrated so much material into one noveles ist erstaunlich, wie viel Material er in einem Roman zusammengedrängt hat
(Mil) troopskonzentrieren
(Chem) → konzentrieren
vi
(= give one’s attention)sich konzentrieren; to concentrate on doing somethingsich darauf konzentrieren, etw zu tun
(people)sich sammeln; (troops also)sich konzentrieren
adj (Chem) → konzentriert
n (Chem) → Konzentrat nt

concentrate

[ˈkɒnsənˌtreɪt]
1. vtconcentrare
to concentrate one's thoughts on sth → concentrarsi su qc
2. vi
a. (pay attention) to concentrate (on)concentrarsi (in or su)
concentrate on getting well → pensa soprattutto a guarire
b. (group closely) → concentrarsi
3. n (Chem) → concentrato

concentrate

(ˈkonsəntreit) verb
1. to give all one's energies, attention etc to one thing. I wish you'd concentrate (on what I'm saying).
2. to bring together in one place. He concentrated his soldiers at the gateway.
3. to make (a liquid) stronger by boiling to reduce its volume.
ˈconcentrated adjective
(of a liquid etc) made stronger; not diluted. concentrated orange juice.
ˌconcenˈtration noun
She lacks concentration – she will never pass the exam.

concentrate

يُرَكِّزُ soustředit se koncentrere (sig) konzentrieren (sich) συγκεντρώνομαι concentrarse keskittyä se concentrer koncentrirati se concentrarsi 集中する 집중하다 concentreren konsentrere (seg) skoncentrować concentrar-se концентрировать koncentrera เพ่งความสนใจ yoğunlaşmak tập trung 集中

concentrate

vt. concentrar.

concentrate

n concentrado; factor VIII — concentrado de factor VIII; vt concentrar; vi (focus attention) concentrarse
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She, in fact, felt a reverence for the pictured visage, of which only a far-descended and time-stricken virgin could be susceptible; and this forbidding scowl was the innocent result of her near-sightedness, and an effort so to concentrate her powers of vision as to substitute a firm outline of the object instead of a vague one.
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One state resembles setting a hungry man down to a single dish, on which he may concentrate his entire appetite and do it justice; the other, introducing him to a table laid out by French cooks: he can perhaps extract as much enjoyment from the whole; but each part is a mere atom in his regard and remembrance.
He was now doubly determined to try the characteristic experiment at which he had hinted in his letter to Magdalen, and to concentrate on himself -- in the character of a remarkably well-informed man -- the entire interest and attention of the formidable Mrs.
Crupp said, would leave her at full liberty to concentrate her mind on the potatoes, and to serve up the cheese and celery as she could wish to see it done.
When he had finished he threw it on the table, thrust his hands deep into his pockets, and roared with laughter, huddling himself together as if he could concentrate the joke by collecting himself into the smallest possible compass.
But it was to teach man to concentrate himself upon the moments of a life that is itself but a moment.
Whether the telephone does most to concentrate population, or to scatter it, is a question that has not yet been examined.
The worries of such an existence ended by stupefying Madame du Bousquier, who found it easier and also more dignified to concentrate her intelligence on her own thoughts and resign herself to lead a life that was purely animal.
For example, a proportion of them, always the best marksmen, direct their fire entirely upon the wireless finding and sighting apparatus of the big guns of an attacking naval force; another detail attends to the smaller guns in the same way; others pick off the gunners; still others the officers; while certain other quotas concentrate their attention upon the other members of the crew, upon the upper works, and upon the steering gear and propellers.