|Origin:||con- + Latin centrum 'center'|
con‧cen‧trate1 S2 W2
to think very carefully about something that you are doing [↪ concentration]:
Now please concentrate.
Adrian was finding it difficult to concentrate.
Be quiet - let me concentrate on my homework.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
to be present in large numbers or amounts somewhere, or to cause people or things to be present in large numbers or amounts somewhere [↪ concentration]
concentrate something in/at something
Italian industry is concentrated mainly in the north.
Construction of the aircraft is being concentrated at Prestwick.
Women concentrate in a small number of occupations.
if something concentrates the mind, it makes you think very clearly:
Relaxing in a Jacuzzi concentrates the mind wonderfully.
to make a substance or liquid stronger by removing some of the water from it [↪ concentrated]
concentrate (something) on somethingphrasal verb
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.