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    Which verbs can I use here?

    Humans are a species that lives on the rocky planet Earth. They worship a star they call the Sun, which they ................ once a year.

    circuit
    circumambulate
    encircle
    round
    circumnavigate

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    Re: circuit

    You can start by removing the words that aren't verbs. The one about walking is somewhat improbable when applied to a planet.

    You've omitted the likeliest choice. What does a celestial object do when it follows an elliptical course around a much larger one? That's the verb I'd use.
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    Re: circuit

    Perhaps the OP is stymied because he or she is looking for a single word. We would use the phrase revolve around. I don't think we have a single word that expresses this idea perfectly.

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    Re: circuit

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Perhaps the OP is stymied because he or she is looking for a single word. We would use the phrase revolve around. I don't think we have a single word that expresses this idea perfectly.
    I'm thinking of a single word which is commonly used to describe a planet traveling around a star. I think it fits perfectly.
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    Re: circuit

    Okay, orbit. Better late than never

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