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Synonyms for center

a point or an area equidistant from all sides of something

a place of concentrated activity, influence, or importance

a point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate

to direct toward a common center

at, in, near, or being the center

Synonyms for center

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

the object upon which interest and attention focuses

the middle of a military or naval formation

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

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

a place where some particular activity is concentrated

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

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

mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers

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

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

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

equally distant from the extremes

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


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The diet also brings to light the intriguing facets of the brain's appetite center, as long as the dieter avoids getting too wrapped up in the flavor concept and becomes overly restrictive in food variety.
Research shows that within the hypothalamus--the appetite center of the brain--each flavor stimulates a different set of receptor cells.
The appetite center is stimulated in the brain, and hunger pangs resume in the stomach, regardless of whether food was just ingested.
Don't mix sweet and salty foods at the same meal--The combination of these two tastes overstimulates the brain's appetite center, causing you to overeat.
Corticosteroid nasal sprays, while not as potent as oral corticosteroids, still reach the body's appetite centers, where they sabotage diet.