revolve around

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Related to revolve around: seek out, passed on, lined up
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Verb1.revolve around - center upon; "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"
concern, have to do with, pertain, bear on, come to, touch on, refer, relate, touch - be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
2.revolve around - move around in a circular motion; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"
circle - travel around something; "circle the globe"
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This center, formed of indefinite molecules, began to revolve around its own axis during its gradual condensation; then, following the immutable laws of mechanics, in proportion as its bulk diminished by condensation, its rotary motion became accelerated, and these two effects continuing, the result was the formation of one principal star, the center of the nebulous mass.
Some conjecture even that all these suns, with their several systems, our own included, revolve around a common centre that is invisible to us, but which is the actual throne of God; the comets that we note and measure being heavenly messengers, as it might be, constantly passing from one of these families of worlds to another."
The network has ordered two pilots that revolve around female spies--one, Asset follows a woman who lives a double life (her ordinary life is that of a photojournalist) and the other, as yet untitled, revolves around a teenage spy.
The events revolve around a crime that occurred at one of the midnight parties and suspicion revolves around everyone.
The stories revolve around four different women who are looking for escape through travel, death, adventure and sexuality regardless of popular opinion.
A tug from the Sun's gravity causes the current eight planets to revolve around the fiery body along distinct paths.
The factories are tapping into the world of "massively multiplayer online games," which involve role-playing and often revolve around fantasy or warfare in medieval kingdoms or distant galaxies.
Autism is defined as a developmental disorders which appears in the first three years of life and affects social and communication skills on different levels, and discussions often revolve around levels of impairment and treatment.
Satrapi is quite funny, and very honest about her own foibles (she thinks the world should revolve around her).
If you like the word around, use circle around or revolve around.
The 1/4 DIN ETR-4300 and 1/8 DIN ETR-8300 revolve around an 18 bit A/D converter for high-resolution measurement.