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concentrate (something) on something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconcentrate (something) on something phrasal verbATTENTIONto give most of your attention or effort to one thing syn focus on Doctors are aiming to concentrate more on prevention than cure.concentrate your efforts/attention/energy/mind etc on something I’m concentrating my efforts on writing my autobiography. concentrate→ See Verb table
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concentrate on In the domestic market coal use will be concentrated largely on electricity generation and steel manufacture.The applied ethics unit concentrates attention on ethics and the community.Therefore I concentrate entirely on evidence from actual behavior.Mauve kept insisting that he should concentrate more on studies from plaster casts.In this stage, attention is concentrated almost exclusively on the end to be achieved ...That allows the pitcher to concentrate fully on the hitter.We have so far concentrated principally on the use of space resources to support future activities in space.Some immigration experts say that if these figures were more widely understood, immigration foes might not concentrate so much on U.concentrate your efforts/attention/energy/mind etc on somethingSo Microsoft is now concentrating its efforts on a product customers do want to buy: Windows.I tried to concentrate my attention on one face.Posterity undoubtedly concentrated its attention on St Augustine as a theologian, and on what he wrote about predestination.You can concentrate your attentions on the feel and fit rather than any corrective properties of the shoe.Instead, George concentrated his efforts on the few remaining furry areas on an otherwise bare bear.He concentrated his efforts on the posterior aspect of the eye and established the ophthalmic exam.Fred preferred not to reply, and concentrated his attention on the screen.
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Verb table
concentrate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconcentrate
he, she, itconcentrates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconcentrated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave concentrated
he, she, ithas concentrated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad concentrated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill concentrate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have concentrated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam concentrating
he, she, itis concentrating
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you, we, theyare concentrating
Past
I, he, she, itwas concentrating
you, we, theywere concentrating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been concentrating
he, she, ithas been concentrating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been concentrating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be concentrating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been concentrating
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