Definition of Circumvolve

1. Verb. Cause to turn on an axis or center. "Rotate the handle"

Exact synonyms: Rotate
Specialized synonyms: Crank, Crank Up, Birl, Spin, Twirl, Whirl, Birl, Birle
Generic synonyms: Turn
Causes: Go Around, Revolve, Rotate
Related verbs: Go Around, Revolve, Rotate
Derivative terms: Circumvolution, Rotation, Rotatory



Definition of Circumvolve

1. v. t. To roll round; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion.

2. v. i. To roll round; to revolve.

Definition of Circumvolve

1. Verb. To revolve or move about. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circumvolve

circumventive
circumventor
circumventricular
circumventricular organs
circumvents
circumvest
circumvested
circumvesting
circumvests
circumvolant
circumvolation
circumvolations
circumvolute
circumvolution
circumvolutions
circumvolve (current term)
circumvolved
circumvolves
circumvolving
circumzenithal
circumzygomatic fixation
circus
circus acrobat
circus movement
circus rhythm
circus ring
circus tent
circuses
circusiana
circusless

Literary usage of Circumvolve

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1. Journal of Education by Nova Scotia Dept. of Education (1908)
"... absolve, evolve, dissolve, resolve), VOLVERE (circumvolve, convolve, devolve, involve, revolve) and VALVA (valve, bivalve, univalve): absolve ABSOLV ..."

2. Thesaurus of English words and phrases by Peter Mark Roget (1883)
"V. rotate ; roll, - along ; revolve, spin ; turn, - round ; circumvolve ; circulate, gyre, gyrate, wheel, whirl, twirl, trundle, troll, bowl. ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... rate, circumvolve (rare), circulate. 2. See ROTATE. revolve, vt 1. roll, wheel. 2. See CONSIDER, ROTATE. revolving, a. revolutionary, gyral, ..."

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