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Synonyms for center

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. center, centre, middle, heart, eye(noun)

    an area that is approximately central within some larger region

    "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"

    Synonyms:
    affection, warmness, affectionateness, substance, center of attention, center field, philia, plaza, meat, centre, center, tenderness, snapper, core, marrow, sum, fondness, nerve, ticker, nerve center, shopping center, midsection, optic, midriff, kernel, nitty-gritty, spirit, centerfield, gist, warmheartedness, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, bosom, mall, essence, nub, mettle, pump, heart and soul, shopping centre, oculus, spunk, midpoint, eye, middle

    Antonyms:
    right-wing, left, right, peripheral, liberal, conservative, rightist, left-of-center, left-wing, leftish, old-line, leftist, far-right, far left, reactionist, reactionary, rightish, oldline

  2. center field, centerfield, center(noun)

    the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher

    "he hit the ball to deep center"

    Synonyms:
    mall, nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, center, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    left, reactionary, far left, conservative, right, old-line, liberal, reactionist, peripheral, rightish, left-of-center, left-wing, far-right, leftish, leftist, right-wing, rightist, oldline

  3. center, centre(noun)

    a building dedicated to a particular activity

    "they were raising money to build a new center for research"

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, center, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    right, far-right, left-wing, far left, left-of-center, leftist, reactionist, leftish, conservative, right-wing, rightish, rightist, peripheral, oldline, old-line, left, reactionary, liberal

  4. center, centre, midpoint(noun)

    a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, center, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    right-wing, reactionist, peripheral, rightish, oldline, left-wing, leftish, left-of-center, far-right, reactionary, old-line, liberal, rightist, right, conservative, far left, left, leftist

  5. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

    Synonyms:
    affection, summation, warmness, sum of money, sum total, means, affectionateness, substance, center of attention, center field, content, nucleus, plaza, meaning, meat, bone marrow, centre, burden, stub, center, tenderness, snapper, core, totality, marrow, heart and soul, sum, fondness, total, nerve, core group, internality, marrow squash, nerve center, shopping center, aggregate, nub, join, kernel, nitty-gritty, union, spirit, centerfield, gist, warmheartedness, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, nubble, bosom, mall, essence, ticker, message, pump, magnetic core, effect, mettle, shopping centre, perfume, spunk, philia, subject matter, amount of money, midpoint, vegetable marrow, eye, amount, middle

    Antonyms:
    right-wing, peripheral, reactionist, left, old-line, rightish, far left, oldline, liberal, far-right, rightist, left-wing, leftish, reactionary, conservative, left-of-center, leftist, right

  6. center, centre, center of attention, centre of attention(noun)

    the object upon which interest and attention focuses

    "his stories made him the center of the party"

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, center, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    reactionary, rightist, peripheral, left, rightish, liberal, old-line, conservative, oldline, reactionist, right-wing, left-of-center, leftish, far-right, far left, left-wing, right, leftist

  7. center, centre, nerve center, nerve centre(noun)

    a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process

    "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, center, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    left-of-center, leftish, reactionist, oldline, conservative, right, right-wing, left-wing, rightish, reactionary, far-right, liberal, left, rightist, far left, leftist, old-line, peripheral

  8. center(noun)

    the middle of a military or naval formation

    "they had to reinforce the center"

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    left, leftist, right-wing, peripheral, reactionary, left-wing, leftish, rightist, reactionist, right, far left, conservative, oldline, liberal, old-line, far-right, left-of-center, rightish

  9. center(noun)

    (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    conservative, leftish, far left, liberal, rightish, leftist, peripheral, right, old-line, far-right, left-wing, right-wing, reactionary, rightist, reactionist, oldline, left-of-center, left

  10. center, snapper(noun)

    (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback

    "the center fumbled the handoff"

    Synonyms:
    substance, center of attention, center field, plaza, meat, centre, cracker, center, snapper, core, marrow, sum, nerve center, shopping center, common snapping turtle, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, cracker bonbon, centerfield, gist, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, mall, essence, heart and soul, shopping centre, midpoint, eye, middle

    Antonyms:
    old-line, right, liberal, rightish, rightist, leftist, left-wing, conservative, oldline, far left, right-wing, leftish, left-of-center, reactionary, left, peripheral, far-right, reactionist

  11. center, centre(noun)

    a place where some particular activity is concentrated

    "they received messages from several centers"

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, center, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    oldline, conservative, left-of-center, leftish, right, reactionist, leftist, old-line, rightish, peripheral, far-right, left, far left, rightist, liberal, right-wing, reactionary, left-wing

  12. center(noun)

    politically moderate persons; centrists

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    rightist, far left, right-wing, left-of-center, right, left, far-right, liberal, reactionist, conservative, oldline, left-wing, peripheral, leftist, leftish, reactionary, rightish, old-line

  13. center(noun)

    (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    right-wing, far-right, old-line, liberal, right, leftist, peripheral, rightist, rightish, oldline, left-of-center, reactionary, reactionist, left-wing, left, far left, conservative, leftish

  14. center, centre(noun)

    the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, center, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    liberal, left, leftist, left-of-center, far-right, reactionary, rightish, peripheral, oldline, reactionist, leftish, right, right-wing, left-wing, rightist, far left, conservative, old-line

  15. plaza, mall, center, shopping mall, shopping center, shopping centre(noun)

    mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace

    "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls"

    Synonyms:
    promenade, substance, center of attention, center field, plaza, meat, centre, center, snapper, core, place, marrow, sum, nerve center, shopping center, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, centerfield, gist, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, mall, essence, heart and soul, shopping centre, piazza, midpoint, eye, middle

    Antonyms:
    right, reactionary, peripheral, far left, left-wing, reactionist, old-line, left-of-center, right-wing, oldline, leftist, rightist, conservative, leftish, far-right, liberal, rightish, left

  16. center(noun)

    the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    reactionary, conservative, left, leftish, reactionist, left-of-center, far-right, far left, rightist, right, leftist, left-wing, oldline, rightish, liberal, peripheral, right-wing, old-line

  17. center(noun)

    (American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play

    "it is a center's responsibility to get the football to the quarterback"

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    left-wing, right, rightist, leftish, oldline, liberal, rightish, right-wing, far-right, peripheral, far left, leftist, reactionary, reactionist, conservative, left, old-line, left-of-center

  18. center(adj)

    a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game

    Synonyms:
    nitty-gritty, meat, middle, core, inwardness, shopping mall, sum, midpoint, centre of attention, shopping centre, gist, heart and soul, shopping center, substance, nub, mall, centre, kernel, eye, center of attention, essence, nerve center, center field, plaza, nerve centre, heart, centerfield, marrow, pith, snapper

    Antonyms:
    rightist, old-line, oldline, rightish, leftish, liberal, leftist, right, right-wing, left, peripheral, conservative, reactionist, far-right, far left, reactionary, left-wing, left-of-center

  19. center(a), halfway, middle(a), midway(adj)

    equally distant from the extremes

    Antonyms:
    conservative, far-right, rightist, right, leftish, left-of-center, rightish, peripheral, reactionist, far left, left-wing, reactionary, left, liberal, right-wing, leftist, old-line, oldline

  20. center(verb)

    of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually

    Synonyms:
    midway, halfway, middle(a), center(a)

    Antonyms:
    conservative, oldline, peripheral, far-right, liberal, left-wing, old-line, rightist, rightish, reactionary, far left, left, left-of-center, right, reactionist, leftish, leftist, right-wing

  21. focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center(verb)

    center upon

    "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"

    Synonyms:
    center, rivet, concentrate, circle around, circle round, centre, concentrate on, focus on, pore, center on, focus, revolve around, revolve about

    Antonyms:
    left-wing, right-wing, leftist, oldline, far left, peripheral, left-of-center, liberal, reactionist, old-line, leftish, rightist, conservative, rightish, reactionary, right, far-right, left

  22. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet(verb)

    direct one's attention on something

    "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

    Synonyms:
    decoct, center on, concentrate on, focus, concentrate, sharpen, centralise, focus on, concenter, contract, digest, revolve around, condense, focalise, centre, center, boil down, focalize, revolve about, reduce, rivet, pore, concentre, centralize

    Antonyms:
    rightish, old-line, left-wing, far-right, left-of-center, peripheral, oldline, rightist, liberal, reactionist, reactionary, leftist, conservative, leftish, right-wing, right, left, far left

  23. center, centre(verb)

    move into the center

    "That vase in the picture is not centered"

    Synonyms:
    center, rivet, concentrate, centre, concentrate on, focus on, pore, center on, focus, revolve around, revolve about

    Antonyms:
    left-of-center, far left, far-right, leftish, reactionist, rightist, leftist, old-line, right-wing, liberal, rightish, left, right, oldline, conservative, peripheral, reactionary, left-wing

Wiktionary

  1. center(noun)

    Synonyms:
    central

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  2. center(noun)

    The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  3. center(noun)

    A player who can go all over the court, except the shooting circles.

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  4. center(noun)

    A pass played into the centre of the pitch.

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  5. center(noun)

    One of the backs operating in a central area of the pitch, either the inside centre or outside centre.

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  6. center(noun)

    Synonyms:
    centroid, center of gravity, center of mass

  7. center(noun)

    Of, at, or related to a center.

    Synonyms:
    central

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  8. center(noun)

    To cause (some attribute, such as a mood or voltage) to be adjusted to a value which is midway between the extremes.

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  9. center(noun)

    To concentrate on (something), to pay close attention to (something).

    Synonyms:
    midpoint

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  10. center(noun)

    The point in the interior of any figure of any number of dimensions that has as its coordinates the arithmetic mean of the coordinates of all points on the perimeter of the figure (or of all points in the interior for a center of volume).

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  11. center(noun)

    A place where some function or activity occurs.

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  12. center(noun)

    A topic that is particularly important in a given context.

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  13. center(noun)

    The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket.

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  14. center(noun)

    The forward that generally plays between the left wing and right wing and usually takes the faceoffs.

    Antonyms:
    periphery

  15. center(noun)

    The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.

    Antonyms:
    periphery

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. center

    We speak of the center of a circle, the middle of a room, the middle of the street, the midst of a forest. The center is equally distant from every point of the circumference of a circle, or from the opposite boundaries on each axis of a parallelogram, etc.; the middle is more general and less definite. The center is a point; the middle may be a line or a space. We say at the center; in the middle. Midst commonly implies a group or multitude of surrounding objects. Compare synonyms for AMID.

    Synonyms:
    middle, midst

    Antonyms:
    bound, boundary, circumference, perimeter, rim

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List of paraphrases:

centre, central, centres, centers, centro, amid, hub, heart, focal, status, facility


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