Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, verb

Definitions: (noun) The focus is the main thing or person that people are paying attention to. (verb) If you focus a lens, you adjust it to make a clear picture. (verb) If you focus on something, you pay special attention to it.

Examples: (noun) The focus of the lecture was on hydroelectric energy. (verb) Most digital cameras automatically focus on the object in the centre. (verb) We should focus on the deeper causes of poverty. (verb) A smaller company will probably focus its attention on making sure its customers are satisfied

Synonyms: verbs: pay attention, study, analyse.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 2 D