turn (someone) on to (something)

idiom

: to cause (someone) to use or become interested in (something) for the first time
She turned him on to water-skiing.
He was turned on to classical music by a teacher.

Examples of turn (someone) on to (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both iOS and Android have time management tools that your child can turn on to remind them to take a break or prevent them from using specific apps during certain times or after a specified amount of time. Larry Magid, The Mercury News, 9 May 2024 The security camera footage shows two cars turn on to the street. David Goodhue, Miami Herald, 1 Feb. 2024 The radios automatically turn on to relay an alert and can be operated by battery. Kasha Patel, Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2023 Activated by the sensors, cameras will turn on to capture nearby incidents. Isabelle Bousquette, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2022 Even her smart lightbulbs refused to turn on to dispel the winter gloom. Samanth Subramanian, Quartz, 8 Dec. 2021 The cruiser was traveling eastbound on Concord Street with its lights and sirens on, while the Infinity was traveling westbound attempting to turn on to the I-93 ramp, State Police said. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2021 Now she's won the biggest race of them all, one that even non-horse racing enthusiasts turn on to watch and one that first captured Blackmore's imagination. Steve Douglas, ajc, 10 Apr. 2021 When filled, the dehumidifier will automatically shut off and an indicator light will turn on to alert you that the tank needs draining. Zarah Kavarana, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Apr. 2021

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“Turn (someone) on to (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turn%20%28someone%29%20on%20to%20%28something%29. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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