Synonyms of focus in English:

focus


See definition of focus

noun

1‘schools are a focus of community life’

SYNONYMS

centre, focal point, central point, centre of attention, hub, pivot, nucleus, heart, cornerstone, linchpin, kingpin, bedrock, basis, anchor, backbone, cynosure

2‘the focus of this criticism is on helping people find solutions’

SYNONYMS

emphasis, accent, priority, attention, concentration

3‘the main focus of this chapter is elected local government’

SYNONYMS

subject, theme, concern, subject matter, topic, issue, question, text, thesis, content, point, motif, thread

substance, essence, gist, matter

4‘the resulting light beams are brought to a focus at the eyepiece’

SYNONYMS

focal point, point of convergence


verb

1‘he focused his binoculars on the distant tower’

SYNONYMS

bring into focus, bring to a focus

aim, point, turn

2‘the investigation will focus on areas of social need’

SYNONYMS

concentrate, fix, centre, pivot, zero in, zoom in

address itself to, pay attention to, pinpoint, spotlight, revolve around, have as its starting point


Phrases

    in focus

      ‘colour snaps will do as long as they are in focus’

      SYNONYMS

      sharp, crisp, distinct, clear-cut, clear, well defined, well focused

      ANTONYMS

      out of focus

      focus
    out of focus

      ‘why are some of the shots out of focus?’

      SYNONYMS

      blurred, unfocused, indistinct, blurry, fuzzy, hazy, misty, cloudy, foggy, fogged, shadowy, smoky, faint

      unclear, vague, indefinite, obscure, lacking definition, ill-defined, nebulous

      woolly, muzzy, bleary

      archaic

      blear

      ANTONYMS

      in focus

      focus