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verb revolve pronunciation in American English /rɪˈvɑlv/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerevolving
past tenserevolved
past participlerevolved
  1. [intransitive] to turn or spin around a central point
    The platform revolved to reveal a whole new stage setting.
    revolve on: The Earth revolves on its axis.
    revolve around: The planets revolve around the Sun.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to make something turn in a circle
      A foot pedal is used to revolve the wheel.

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