from The Century Dictionary.

  • To focus again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive to focus on something else
  • verb transitive to change the focus of
  • verb intransitive to change one's priorities

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb focus anew
  • verb put again into focus or focus more sharply
  • verb focus once again


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  • The foundation said that aid donors had put up $300m to help "refocus" national road-safety policies and budgets in the developing world.

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  • Hmm ... how might we 'refocus' our attention on the big issues and ideas facing America today Ann?

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  • So, you know, this -- this may have been an effort by Gibbs to kind of refocus us back to the original -- the original bad guy, because this administration is going to be in the position not where it defends AIG, but they have to bail out companies like AIG, which are considered the bad guys ...

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  • So, interesting to hear him now kind of refocus his campaign, him as an agent of change, but also trying to retool it as being a primary electable against Barack Obama -- Wolf.

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2008

  • In May 2008, Clinton pressed Gen. David Petraeus to "refocus" U.S. military efforts on Afghanistan.

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  • ` ` That's really ... to kind of refocus a little bit, '' said Donnie Nelson, the team's president of basketball operations.

  • About 120 delegates from 42 chambers across the country met in the Eastern Cape city this week and resolved to "refocus" Sacob to strengthen its structures and to make it more relevant to its members.

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  • SAN MIGUEL: And there was the, you know, the whole kind of refocus, getting America and a new generation to refocus on the sacrifices of the World War II generation -- started with "Citizen Soldiers," it can be argued, "Saving Private Ryan," which he also was involved with ...

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