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 for revolve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revolve \Re*volve"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revolved; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Revolving.] [L. revolvere, revolutum; pref. re- re-
     + volvere to roll, turn round. See Voluble, and cf.
     Revolt, revolution.]
     1. To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a wheel;
        to rotate, -- which is the more specific word in this
        sense.
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              If the earth revolve thus, each house near the
              equator must move a thousand miles an hour. --I.
                                                    Watts.
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     2. To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets
        revolve round the sun.
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     3. To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve.
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     4. To return; to pass. [R.] --Ayliffe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revolve \Re*volve"\, v. t.
     1. To cause to turn, as on an axis.
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              Then in the east her turn she shines,
              Revolved on heaven's great axile.     --Milton.
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     2. Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect
        repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of.
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              This having heard, straight I again revolved
              The law and prophets.                 --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  revolve
      v 1: turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves
           around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the
           fire" [syn: revolve, go around, rotate]
      2: move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The
         planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
         [syn: orb, orbit, revolve]
      3: cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as
         if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes
         at his words" [syn: roll, revolve]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  126 Moby Thesaurus words for "revolve":
     alternate, be here again, brood over, chaw, chew over, circle,
     circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circulation, circumambulate,
     circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumrotate, circumvent,
     circumvolute, circumvolution, close the circle, come again,
     come and go, come around, come full circle, come round,
     come round again, come up again, compass, con over, consider,
     contemplate, convert, crank, cycle, deliberate, deliberate over,
     deliberate upon, depend, describe a circle, digest, encircle,
     encompass, evert, flank, girdle, girdle the globe, go about,
     go around, go round, go the round, gyrate, gyration, gyre,
     intermit, introvert, intussuscept, invaginate, inverse, invert,
     lap, make a circuit, meditate, meditate upon, mull over, muse,
     muse on, muse over, orbit, oscillate, pirouette, pivot, ponder,
     ponder over, pronate, pulsate, pulse, reappear, recur, reel,
     reflect over, reflect upon, rely, reoccur, repeat, resupinate,
     return, reverse, roll, roll around, rotate, rotation, round,
     ruminate, ruminate over, run over, screw, skirt, spin, spiral,
     supinate, surround, swing, swivel, think about, think over,
     transpose, turn, turn a pirouette, turn about, turn around,
     turn down, turn in, turn inside out, turn out, turn over,
     turn round, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn upside down,
     twirl, twist, undulate, wamble, weigh, wheel, wheel around, whirl,
     wind
  
  

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