English - Vietnamese Dictionary
concentrate /'kɔnsentreit/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- tập trung
- to concentrate troops: tập trung quân
- to concentrate one's attention: tập trung sự chú ý
+the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
+a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
+a concentrated example
+make (the solvent of a solution) dense or denser
+direct one's attention on something
+make more concise
+draw together or meet in one common center
+compress or concentrate
+be cooked until very little liquid is left
+cook until very little liquid is left
Advanced English Dictionary
1 focus, direct, centre, centralize, converge, consolidate:
The council concentrated its efforts on refurbishing the schools.
2 condense, reduce, distil, intensify, refine, strengthen:
The sap of the sugar maple is concentrated by boiling.
3 gather, collect, congregate, draw or bring together, crowd, cluster, group:
Much of the population is concentrated around the large cities.
4 think, focus one's thoughts or attention, apply oneself:
I cannot concentrate with the radio on.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (sth) (on sth / on doing sth) to give all your attention to sth and not think about anything else: [V] I can't concentrate with all that noise going on. + [VN] Nothing concentrates the mind better than the knowledge that you could die tomorrow (= it makes you think very clearly). + I decided to concentrate all my efforts on finding somewhere to live.
2 [VN +adv./prep.] to bring sth together in one place: Power is largely concentrated in the hands of a small elite. + We need to concentrate resources on the most run-down areas. + Fighting was concentrated around the towns to the north. + Never concentrate the heat in one place for too long.
3 [VN] (technical) to increase the strength of a substance by reducing its volume, for example by boiling it
Phrasal Verbs: concentrate on sth to spend more time doing one particular thing than others: In this lecture I shall concentrate on the early years of Charles's reign + She gave up German in order to concentrate on her French.
+ noun [C, U] a substance that is made stronger because water or other substances have been removed: mineral concentrates found at the bottom of rivers + jams made with fruit juice concentrate
fiercely, hard, intently
She was sitting at her desk concentrating hard.
| fully, properly | mainly, predominantly, primarily | particularly | entirely, exclusively, purely, solely
VERB + CONCENTRATE
be unable to, can't, couldn't
I tried to work but I found I couldn't concentrate.
| be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to | tend to
UK banks tend to concentrate on short-term lending.
| try to
He concentrated mainly on the flying and spoke very little.
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