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.