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turn on

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of turn on

  1. to take sudden, violent action against <it is dangerous to keep tigers as house pets, as they often turn on their masters without warning> Synonyms assail, assault, beset, bushwhack, charge, descend (on or upon), go in (on), jump (on), pounce (on or upon), raid, rush, set on, sic (also sick), storm, strike, trash, attack (on)Related Words bum-rush, gang up (on), mob, swarm; mug, rob; ambuscade, ambush, surprise (also surprize), waylay; blitz, bomb, bombard, nuke; barrage, cannon, cannonade; bang away (at), batter, buffet, plaster; beleaguer, besiege, press; harry, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack; foray, invade, overrun; envelop, flankNear Antonyms cover, defend, guard, protect, secure, shield




turn on

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of turn on

  1. 1 to cause a pleasurable stimulation of the feelings <unsurprisingly, the fanboys were turned on by the movie's amazing special effects and slam-bang plot> Synonyms charge, electrify, excite, exhilarate, galvanize, intoxicate, pump up, titillate, thrillRelated Words arouse, incite, inspire, provoke, stimulate; bewitch, captivate, charm, delight, enchant, enthrall (or enthral), hypnotize, mesmerize, rivet, spellbind; interest, intrigue, tantalizeNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; deject, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit

  2. 2 to cause to function <would you turn on the TV?> Synonyms actuate, crank (up), drive, move, run, set off, spark, start, touch off, trigger, activateRelated Words kick over, turn over; charge, electrify, energize, fire, fuel, generate, power, push; discharge, launch, release, switch, trip; reactivate, recharge; arouse, excite, jump-start, kick-start, stimulate, vitalize; ignite, incite, instigate, provoke, quicken, stir up; accelerate, catalyze, speed (up), step upNear Antonyms arrest, brake, check, cut off, draw up, halt, jam, stall, stick, stop; decelerate, repress, slow, stunt, suppressAntonyms cut, cut out, deactivate, kill, shut off, turn off




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