revolve vs rotate :


  • v  turn on or around an axis or a center
    The Earth revolves around the Sun
  • v  move in an orbit
  • v  cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis

  • v  turn on or around an axis or a center
    The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire
  • v  exchange on a regular basis
    We rotate the lead soprano every night
  • v  perform a job or duty on a rotating basis
    Interns have to rotate for a few months
  • v  cause to turn on an axis or center
  • v  turn outward
    ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees
  • v  plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession
    We rotate the crops so as to maximize the use of the soil
News & Articles

  • Meaty Dishes for Dad’s Day
    Lisa Knoll Father’s Day celebrations often revolve around cooking out.     My father is neither a cook of any skill nor a deft grill master. Yet come Father’s Day dinner, he is put to work. If left to his own devices, peanut butter and jelly and Lean Cuisine with a side of Entenmann’s donuts would supply all the sustenance he requires. But Father’s Day is more than about the man. It’s about the ...
    June 13, 2013 - Bay Weekly
  • Zimmerman trial all about race
    Mark NeJame says jury selection in the trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin will probably revolve around race.
    June 12, 2013 - CNN
  • Mayor Bieter proposes bond elections for city facilities during the 10th annual State of The City Address
    Mayor Bieter announced in his 10th annual State of the City Address that his goal will revolve around a public process in deciding a bond for new and upgraded city facilities.
    June 12, 2013 - KIVI Boise

  • Conservation Day!
    HARLAN -- Sixth graders from Shelby County schools (Harlan, Exira-EH-K and Shelby County Catholic) participated in Conservation Day at Prairie Rose State Park on Wednesday, May 15. Students had the chance to rotate between nine different stations, including a nature walk, fire safety, wildlife, forestry, fishing, tackle and techniques, soils, groundwater, and parks.
    June 12, 2013 - The Harlan Tribune
  • Plastic Coupling provides drip-free, reliable connections.
    Featuring ergonomic thumb latch, NS1 Series quick disconnect coupling provides secure, reliable connect and disconnect. Non-spill shutoff valves ensure drip-free disconnects, and drybreak style design minimizes air inclusion. Connection can be made with minimal alignment and allows tubing to rotate freely without kinking/twisting. Constructed from polypropylene and PEEK® materials for strength ...
    June 12, 2013 - ThomasNet
  • 3 Impressive Biotech ETFs Crushing the Market
    Rotate into the outperforming biotech sector with these three ETFs.
    June 11, 2013 - Zacks via Yahoo! Finance