- 1 [no object] Focus all one’s attention on a particular object or activity: she couldn’t concentrate on the film [with object]: a threatened tax rise concentrates the mind wonderfullyMore example sentences
focus, direct, centre, centralize, bring to bear; home in on, zero in onget down to, put one's mind to; be absorbed in, be engrossed in, be immersed in; think about closely, consider closely, rack one's brains about/over, cudgel one's brains about/over• informal get stuck into
- Some will say that they just can't concentrate or focus their attention.
- However, their ability to concentrate and focus attention and performance in exams needs to be monitored.
- Jerry concentrated harder, and focused on Mr. Hilleary.
- 1.1 (concentrate on/upon) Do or deal with (one particular thing) above all others: Luke wants to concentrate on his film careerMore example sentences
- Then we would all have had to concentrate upon dealing with hate and bloodthirstiness instead of pouring all our energy into controlling sexuality.
- This essay type question concentrates on a particular difficulty which has developed in the case law of the Court of Justice.
- We should concentrate on peace and health for all before we embark on glory for the few.
- 2 [with object] Gather (people or things) together in a common location: the nation’s wealth was concentrated in the hands of the governing eliteMore example sentences
- At the bottom the principal colors are violet, green, and ocher; they are strongly concentrated in relatively large masses which together form a kind of oval.
- Instead, resources are to be concentrated in the population density areas of greater Dublin with smaller investment recommended for Cork and Limerick.
- The first is that India's Muslim population is concentrated in a few States - 36 per cent reside in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
- 2.1 [no object] Come together in a common location: troops were concentrating at the western frontMore example sentences
- Not, ‘should all the students be allowed to concentrate together?’
- And, in a strange, twisted way, I'm grateful that my twinges and aches and creakings seem often enough to concentrate all together on a single day.
- The training exercises could be turned into military action against Taiwan because of the large number of troops already concentrating in Fujian Province.
- 3 [with object] Increase the strength or proportion of (a substance or solution) by removing or reducing the other diluting agent or by selective accumulation of atoms or molecules: plants and micro-organisms can concentrate metals from the environmentMore example sentences
- If the anhydrous form is being prepared, the solution is then concentrated to remove the water and crystallized.
- The C4 plants concentrate carbon dioxide levels prior to the Calvin cycle through the Hatch-Slack pathway.
- Distillation is a useful method for concentrating liquids from a solution.
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- A substance made by removing or reducing the diluting agent; a concentrated form of something: apple juice concentrateMore example sentences
- In a medium bowl, combine the cornstarch, brown sugar, apple juice concentrate, and vanilla extract and whisk together.
- The grapes produced by commercial viticulture are sold either as table grapes or drying grapes, or crushed and processed into wine or grape juice, grape concentrate, or rectified grape must.
- Passion fruit syrup can be replaced with 2 additional tablespoons of orange juice concentrate.
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- This concentrative meditation is a precursor to vipassana meditation, which has been referred to as ‘choiceless awareness’ or ‘mindfulness’.
- Recently there have been sophisticated investigations of expert meditators from various concentrative practices such as Buddhism, Zen, meditative yoga, and Qi Gong.
- It should be remembered that much of the case law decided prior to the amendment to Regulation 4064 89 was concerned with the divide between concentrative and co-operative joint ventures.
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- Mike, Mickey, and other medical equipment people have a 42-foot trailer full of beds, wheelchairs, oxygen concentrators, et cetera.
- Ann's husband Eric Martin, who presented the cheque to hospice fund-raiser Gillian Richardson, was told that the money will be used to buy much-needed oxygen concentrators.
- IOC's concentrator in Labrador City has an annual production capacity of 17.5 million tonnes and its pellet plant is capable of producing over 11 million tonnes, according to company information.