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turn

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of turn

  1. 1 a relaxed journey on foot for exercise or pleasure <would you care to take a turn around the garden?> Synonyms amble, constitutional, perambulation, ramble, range, saunter, stroll, walk, wanderRelated Words parade, paseo, promenade; expedition, hike, march, peregrination, traipse, tramp, travel, traversal, traverse, trek, trip, walkabout; excursion, jaunt, junket, outing, sally, sashay, spin, tour; pilgrimage, progress, safari

  2. 2 an act of kind assistance <one good turn deserves another> Synonyms benevolence, boon, courtesy, grace, indulgence, kindness, mercy, service, favorRelated Words dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license (or licence), privilegeNear Antonyms hindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, obstacle

  3. 3 a habitual attraction to some activity or thing <an adventurous turn of mind that led him toward more physical activities like biking and skateboarding> Synonyms affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, inclinationRelated Words favor, one-sidedness, partisanship, prejudice; endowment, faculty, flair, genius, gift, knack, talent; addiction, appetite, fancy, fondness, like, liking, preference, taste; forte, speciality, specialty; convention, custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), routine, trick, way, wont; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularityNear Antonyms allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disrelish, distaste; detachment, impartiality, neutrality, objectivity; apathy, disinterestedness, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern

  4. 4 something that curves or is curved <right after this turn in the road you'll find the antiques shop on the right> Synonyms angle, arc, arch, bow, crook, curvature, curve, inflection, bend, windRelated Words kink, warp; circle, ring, ringlet, round; coil, curl, curlicue (also curlycue); buckle, convolution, flexure, fold, loop, spiral, swirl, twist, winding; incurvature, reflection; decline, inclination, incline, slope; corner, turnoff; dogleg, hairpin

  5. 5 a sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder <a sudden turn of dizziness that may have been brought on by a change in her medication> Synonyms access, bout, case, fit, seizure, siege, spell, attackRelated Words recurrence, relapse; brainstorm, convulsion, eclampsia, pang, paroxysm, spasm, throe; agitation, frenzy; breakdown, collapse, prostrationNear Antonyms arrest, relief, remission

  6. 6 a performance regularly presented by an individual or group <between the show's two major musical acts, there was a short turn by a juggling troupe> Synonyms bit, number, routine, shtick (also schtick or shtik), actRelated Words signature




turn

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of turn

  1. 1 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis <turned the doorknob as quietly as possible> Synonyms pivot, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, swing, swirl, swivel, twirl, twist, wheel, whirl Related Words screw, unscrew; twiddle; coil, crank, reel, wind; circulate

  2. 2 to change the course or direction of (something) <the dog turned the stampeding flock of sheep around> <he turned his cart uphill> Synonyms deflect, divert, redirect, swing, veer, wheel, whip Related Words avert, deviate, move, rechannel, shift, shunt, sidetrack, swerve, switch, transfer; swivel, twist, whirl, zigzag; bend, curve, sway; reverse, turn back

  3. 3 to change one's course or direction <we turned left at the light> <the storm unexpectedly turned south and missed our area> Synonyms detour, deviate, diverge, sheer, swerve, swing, turn off, veer, wheel Related Words tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back

  4. 4 to eventually have as a state or quality <will turn 12 in six months> Synonyms come, get, go, grow, run, become, waxRelated Words alter, change, metamorphose, modify, mutate, transfigure, transform, transmuteNear Antonyms abide, be, continue, linger, remain, stay

  5. 5 to move in circles around an axis or center <the wheels turned, but the car was hopelessly stuck and wasn't moving> Synonyms gyrate, pinwheel, pirouette, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, twirl, wheel, whirlRelated Words coil, curl, curve, round, spiral, swirl, twine, twist, wind; circle, circulate, encircle, orbit, ring; pivot, swivel

  6. 6 to give serious and careful thought to <turned the question every which way but could find no answer> Synonyms chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), ponder, weigh, wrestle (with)Related Words muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject

  7. 7 to be determined by, based on, or subject (to) <what we do next turns on your answer to the following question> Synonyms hang, hinge, ride, dependRelated Words base, establish, found, rest, stay; ground

  8. 8 to be in a confused state as if from being twirled around <all the new information made his head turn> Synonyms reel, swim, spin, whirlRelated Words swirlNear Antonyms calm, collect; settle, steady

  9. 9 to cause to have often negative opinions formed without sufficient knowledge <he did his best to turn his new friends against his ex-wife> Synonyms bias, poison, prejudiceRelated Words dispose, incline, predispose; influence, prepossess; convince, persuade, suggest




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