Meaning of CONCENTRATE in English

CONCENTRATE

(~s, concentrating, ~d)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

If you ~ on something, or ~ your mind on it, you give all your attention to it.

It was up to him to ~ on his studies and make something of himself...

At work you need to be able to ~...

This helps you to be aware of time and ~s your mind on the immediate task.

VERB: V on n/-ing, V, V n on n

2.

If something is ~d in an area, it is all there rather than being spread around.

Most development has been ~d in and around cities.

VERB: usu passive, be V-ed in n, also be V-ed adv

3.

Concentrate is a liquid or substance from which water has been removed in order to make it stronger, or to make it easier to store.

...orange juice made from ~.

N-MASS

4.

If you say that an unpleasant fact or situation ~s someone’s mind, you mean that it makes them think clearly, because they are aware of the serious consequences if they do not.

A term in prison will ~ his mind wonderfully.

PHRASE: V and N inflect

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