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Synonyms for focus

Synonyms for (noun) focus

Synonyms: focus Definition: maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system Usage: in focus; out of focus

Similar words: sharpness, distinctness Definition: the quality of being sharp and clear

Synonyms: focus Definition: maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea Usage: the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion

Similar words: pellucidity, clarity, clearness, limpidity, lucidity, lucidness Definition: free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

Synonyms: focal point, focus, focusing, focussing, direction, centering Definition: the concentration of attention or energy on something Usage: the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology; he had no direction in his life

Similar words: absorption, concentration, engrossment, immersion Definition: complete attention; intense mental effort

Synonyms: focus Definition: a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section

Similar words: point Definition: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location Usage: she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

Synonyms: focal point, focus Definition: a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges

Similar words: point Definition: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location Usage: she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

Synonyms: nidus, focal point, focus Definition: a central point or locus of an infection in an organism Usage: the focus of infection

Similar words: point Definition: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location Usage: she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

Synonyms: stress, focus Definition: special emphasis attached to something Usage: the stress was more on accuracy than on speed

Similar words: emphasis, accent Definition: special importance or significance Usage: the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis; the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents

Synonyms for (verb) focus

Synonyms: sharpen, focalise, focalize, focus Definition: put (an image) into focus Usage: Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie

Similar words: adjust, correct, set Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels

Synonyms: focalise, focalize, focus Definition: become focussed or come into focus Usage: The light focused

Similar words: conform, adapt, adjust Definition: adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions Usage: We must adjust to the bad economic situation

Synonyms: focus, concentrate, center, centre, rivet, pore Definition: direct one's attention on something Usage: Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere

Synonyms: focalise, focalize, focus, concenter, concentre Definition: bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

Similar words: line up, align, aline, adjust Definition: place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight Usage: align the car with the curb; align the sheets of paper on the table

Synonyms: focus Definition: cause to converge on or toward a central point Usage: Focus the light on this image

Similar words: sharpen Definition: make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper