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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·volve /rɪˈvɑlv, ˈvɔlv ||ˈvɑv ||ˈvɔv/
 (v.)旋轉,繞轉,公轉,循環;思考,細想,盤算

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·volve, v. t.
 1. To cause to turn, as on an axis.
 Then in the east her turn she shines,
 Revolved on heaven's great axile.   --Milton.
 2. Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of.
 This having heard, straight I again revolved
 The law and prophets.   --Milton.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·volve v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revolved p. pr. & vb. n. Revolving.]
 1. To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a wheel; to rotate, -- which is the more specific word in this sense.
    If the earth revolve thus, each house near the equator must move a thousand miles an hour.   --I. Watts.
 2. To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun.
 3. To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve.
 4. To return; to pass. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 revolve
      v 1: turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves
           around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over
           the fire" [syn: go around, rotate]
      2: move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The
         planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the
         nucleus" [syn: orbit]
      3: cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as
         if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their
         eyes at his words" [syn: roll]