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center around (someone or something)

To focus on someone or something. But it's Beth's surprise party, not yours, so all the decorations and games should center around her and her alone. This novel centers around the protagonist's journey to self-discovery.
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center around someone or something

to make someone or something the central point in something; to be based on someone or something. Your salary increases center around your ability to succeed at your job. The success of the picnic centers around the weather next week.
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center around

1. To be primarily concerned with something: The plot of this story centers around the life of a cowboy.
2. To make or do something that is primarily concerned with something else: We centered our discussion around the problem of homelessness.
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A plan was implemented to ensure customers that every Mykrolis Service & Support Center around the world follows a standard baseline model.
It is anticipated that this public Internet presence will initially center around VerticalNet's automotive community, AutoCentral.
This announcement contains forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including (i) statements relating to the parties' plan to create a joint development and marketing initiative as well as the benefits expected from such initiative, (ii) relating to the results expected to derive from the initiative, (iii) about the services and products that the parties plan to provide as a result of the relationship, (iv) regarding the expectation that the Internet presence will initially center around VerticalNet's automotive community, as well as (v) statements that are preceded by, followed by or include the words "believes," "plans," "intends," "expects," "anticipates," or similar expressions.
The Hispanic Consumer Market spots, created by Bromley Aguilar & Associates, center around a rock and roll version of the song "My Way" (A Mi Manera Rock)".
In addition, there is information and a location page for every Sir Speedy center around the world.