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
Indian weightage

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

    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

    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