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revolve

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Etymology

Middle English revolven (to change direction), From Old French revolver (to reflect upon), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] revolvere (to turn over, roll back, reflect upon)

Verb

Infinitive
to revolve

Third person singular
revolves

Simple past
revolved

Past participle
-

Present participle
revolving

to revolve (third-person singular simple present revolves, present participle revolving, simple past and past participle revolved)
  1. To orbit a central point.
    The Earth revolves around the sun.
  2. To turn on an axis.
    The Earth revolves once every twenty-four hours.
  3. To recur in cycles.
    The program revolves through all the queues before returning to the start.
  4. To ponder on.

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