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Definitions of concentrate

  1.   cook until very little liquid is left as of sauces The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time
  2.   be cooked until very little is left as of sauces The sauce should reduce to one cup
  3.   make central The Russian government centralized the distribution of food
  4.   draw together or meet in one common center These groups concentrate in the inner cities
  5.   a concentrated example the concentrate of contemporary despair
  6.   a concentrated form of a foodstuff the bulk is reduced by removing water
  7.   the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
  8.   make dense or denser of the solvent of a solution
  9.   make more concise condense the contents of a book into a summary
  10.   compress or concentrate Congress condensed the three year plan into a six month plan
  11.   cook until very little liquid is left The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time
  12.   be cooked until very little liquid is left The sauce should reduce to one cup
  13.   make the solvent of a solution dense or denser
  14.   direct one's attention on something Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies
  15.   To bring to or direct toward a common center to unite more closely to gather into one body mass or force to fix as to concentrate rays of light into a focus to concentrate the attention
  16.   To increase the strength and diminish the bulk of as of a liquid or an ore to intensify by getting rid of useless material to condense as to concentrate acid by evaporation to concentrate by washing opposed to dilute
  17.   To approach or meet in a common center to consolidate as population tends to concentrate in cities
  18.   To bring or approach to one point or common center increase in strength condense fix as the attention mass as troops at a given point
  19.   To bring into a closer union or a narrower compass to condense
  20.   To bring to a common centre or closer union to condense
  21.   To draw to a common center condense intensify
  22.   To bring to a common centre point or focus to bring to bear on to rectify
  23.   To meet at one point
  24.   To bring to one point to bring to a common centre to cause to come nearer to a common point or centre to increase the weight or specific gravity of a body

Quotes of concentrate

  1. There were some extremely good teachers there that were great artists really in their own right It was actually very hard to concentrate on getting down to going any work being an art student especially when it's a flighty thing at best – Graham Coxon
  2. Also if we take back our schools and concentrate on improving them so our children get a better education they will be better trained to compete for a job locally – Vincent Frank
  3. All I have to concentrate on is my performing – Mickey Gilley
  4. It seems essential in relationships and all tasks that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important – Soren Kierkegaard
  5. Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses on your powers instead of your problems – Paul J. Meyer
  6. It is my art I am better at it than I ever was And I will do it as long as I can When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is And why not – Arthur Miller
  7. My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset – Jack Nicklaus
  8. Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object I believe dynamics are more important the dynamics of people their interaction with spaces and environmental condition – John Portman
  9. I think life is far too short to concentrate on your past I rather look into the future – Lou Reed
  10. You get what you concentrate upon there is no other main rule – Jane Roberts
  11. I had one companion He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English so we could communicate a bit I learnt a few Russian words but it was hard to concentrate – Mathias Rust
  12. It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what is in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  13. Concentrate don't embroider – Spencer Tracy
  14. If I was a criminal stationery stores and bakeries would be the two kinds of places I would concentrate on – John Turturro
  15. When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures Heaven cannot impoverish your state – Xun Zi

Usage examples for concentrate

  1. All the memories all the comprehension all the trust and affection of years seemed to concentrate in that look and Lady Brand's eyes dropped to her dainty white and gold prayer book – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  2. I'm going to concentrate on it – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  3. As the same young soldier put it I can't concentrate now as I could on a bit of work it takes me longer all the same where I used to chuck it when I found it hard I set my teeth now – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  4. My instructions are to trust you absolutely Dominey observed and until the greater events stir to concentrate the greater part of my energies in leading the natural life of the man whose name and place I have taken – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. “ A good many can concentrate for a few hours for a week or so for two or three months ” – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  6. Thanks madam I prefer to concentrate forces – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  7. One of the first things he had to learn was how to study how to concentrate how to learn the things he had to know without tremendous waste of energy – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  8. She must concentrate now – The Vertical City by Fannie Hurst
  9. “ To appreciate properly the Buddha's simile we must concentrate our attention on the fire – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  10. But now he seemed unable to concentrate on anything – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  11. Jackson was of opinion that the true policy of the Federals would be to concentrate at Martinsburg midway between Romney and Frederick and to march on Winchester over a road that presented no very strong positions ” – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. “ I'll give you my best wisdom now If a woman cannot marry and will not have a lover then she must stop all stimulation of her emotions she must put men out of her thoughts out of her life and concentrate on something worth while that will not harm her – Possessed by Cleveland Moffett
  13. Half the work is already done if we can only concentrate our minds on that which we desire to do – The Girl Wanted by Nixon Waterman
  14. It is also almost impossible for the subject to concentrate only on what the hypnotist is saying – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  15. The true and able friend not only did this but furnished him with money needed to enable him to concentrate all his time and strength upon the task – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  16. “ For lack of supplies we cannot concentrate our troops – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  17. Now better concentrate on Alexina ” – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  18. Monsieur de Vieilleville and Monsieur de Saint Andre have just received fresh orders the nature of which is concealed from us but I think the duke is intending to concentrate his best troops on the left bank – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  19. He threw himself back in his berth and strove to concentrate his mind – The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie
  20. When Prince Charles of Lorraine in 1690 advised the Emperor to withdraw his claims to Spain and concentrate his energies on uniting Italy he observed that in order to join the kingdom of Naples with Lombardy it would be necessary to reduce the Pope to the sole city of Rome – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

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