Synonyms for centre

Synonyms for (noun) centre

Synonyms: center, centre

Definition: a building dedicated to a particular activity

Usage: they were raising money to build a new center for research

Similar words: building, edifice

Definition: a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

Usage: there was a three-story building on the corner; it was an imposing edifice


Synonyms: nerve center, nerve centre, centre, center

Definition: a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process

Usage: in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere

Similar words: neural structure

Definition: a structure that is part of the nervous system


Synonyms: center, center of attention, centre, centre of attention

Definition: the object upon which interest and attention focuses

Usage: his stories made him the center of the party

Similar words: object

Definition: the focus of cognitions or feelings

Usage: objects of thought; the object of my affection


Synonyms: gist, heart, heart and soul, nub, nitty-gritty, essence, core, centre, center, pith, meat, inwardness, kernel, marrow, substance, sum

Definition: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

Usage: the gist of the prosecutor's argument; the heart and soul of the Republican Party; the nub of the story

Similar words: mental object, content, cognitive content

Definition: the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned


Synonyms: centre, center

Definition: the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering

Similar words: confection, sweet

Definition: a food rich in sugar


Synonyms: centre, center

Definition: a place where some particular activity is concentrated

Usage: they received messages from several centers

Similar words: property, place

Definition: any area set aside for a particular purpose

Usage: who owns this place?; the president was concerned about the property across from the White House


Synonyms: center, centre, midpoint

Definition: a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

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: eye, heart, centre, center, middle

Definition: an area that is approximately central within some larger region

Usage: it is in the center of town; they ran forward into the heart of the struggle; they were in the eye of the storm

Similar words: area, country

Definition: a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

Usage: it was a mountainous area; Bible country


Synonyms: Centre

Definition: a low-lying region in central France

Similar words: French region

Definition: a geographical subdivision of France

Synonyms for (verb) centre

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: centre, center

Definition: move into the center

Usage: That vase in the picture is not centered

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant