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