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circle

Synonyms of circle in English:

noun

  • 1 a circle of gold stars on a background of azure blue the lamp spread a circle of light
    halo, disc, wreath
    technical annulus
  • 2 a new circle of friends
    camp, league, faction;
    informal gang, bunch, pack
  • 3 I'm afraid I don't move in such illustrious circles
    sphere, world, milieu, arena, domain;
    society
  • verb

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  • 1 seagulls circled above his head
    wheel, move round, move round in circles, revolve, rotate, whirl, spiral, gyrate
  • 2 Adam circled the building the satellites circle the earth at tremendous speed
    go round, walk round, travel round, circumnavigate;
    orbit, revolve round
  • 3 the abbey was circled by a huge wall
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