circumvolve

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cir·cum·volve

 (sûr′kəm-vŏlv′)
intr. & tr.v. cir·cum·volved, cir·cum·volv·ing, cir·cum·volves
To revolve or cause to revolve.

[Latin circumvolvere : circum-, circum- + volvere, to roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]
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circumvolve

(ˌsɜːkəmˈvɒlv)
vb
to (cause to) turn around
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cir•cum•volve

(ˌsɜr kəmˈvɒlv)

v.t., v.i. -volved, -volv•ing.
to revolve or wind about.
[1590–1600; < Latin circumvolvere=circum- circum- + volvere to roll (see evolve)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.circumvolve - cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
crank up, crank - rotate with a crank
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
revolve, rotate, go around - turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"
birl, twirl, whirl, spin - cause to spin; "spin a coin"
birl, birle - cause a floating log to rotate by treading
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circumvolve

verb
To move or cause to move in circles or around an axis:
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