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re·volve / riˈvälv; riˈvôlv/ • v. [intr.] move in a circle on a central axis: overhead, the fan revolved slowly. ∎  (revolve around/about) move in a circular orbit around: the earth revolves around the sun. ∎  (revolve around) treat as the most important point or element: her life revolved around her husband. ∎  [tr.] consider (something) repeatedly and from different angles: her mind revolved the possibilities.