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turn off


Synonyms and Antonyms of turn off

  1. 1 to cause to feel disgust <that memorably bad meal turned me off about restaurant food for a while> Synonyms gross out, nauseate, put off, repel, repulse, revolt, sicken, disgustRelated Words displease, distress; appall (also appal), disquiet, horrify; affront, insult, offend, outrage, shockNear Antonyms allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, draw, enchant, entice, fascinate, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please, rejoice, tickle; enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue

  2. 2 to change one's course or direction <turn off at the third exit and follow the ramp to your left> Synonyms detour, deviate, diverge, sheer, swerve, swing, turn, veer, wheelRelated Words tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back

  3. 3 to let go from office, service, or employment <eventually, the supervisor turned off the insubordinate employee> Synonyms ax (or axe), bounce, can, cashier, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate, dismissRelated Words downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separateNear Antonyms keep; reemploy, rehire; contract, subcontract; recruitAntonyms employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up or on), take on

  4. 4 to cause to stop functioning <please turn off the fan when you're done> Synonyms kill, shut off, deactivateRelated Words flick (off); dismantle, mothball, phase out; arrest, brake, chock, cut off, draw up, halt, jam, stall, stickNear Antonyms charge, electrify, energize, fire, fuel, generate, power, push; discharge, launch, release, switch, trip; reactivate, rechargeAntonyms activate, actuate, crank (up), drive, move, propel, run, set off, spark, start, touch off, trigger, turn on

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February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

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