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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 of turn amble, constitutional, perambulation, ramble, range, saunter, stroll, walk, wanderWords Related to turn 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 of turn benevolence, boon, courtesy, grace, indulgence, kindness, mercy, service, favorWords Related to turn dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license (or licence), privilegeNear Antonyms of turn 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 of turn affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, inclinationWords Related to turn 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 of turn 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 of turn angle, arc, arch, bow, crook, curvature, curve, inflection, bend, windWords Related to turn 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 of turn access, bout, case, fit, seizure, siege, spell, attackWords Related to turn recurrence, relapse; brainstorm, convulsion, eclampsia, pang, paroxysm, spasm, throe; agitation, frenzy; breakdown, collapse, prostrationNear Antonyms of turn 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 of turn bit, number, routine, shtick (also schtick or shtik), actWords Related to turn 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 of turn pivot, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, swing, swirl, swivel, twirl, twist, wheel, whirl Words Related to turn 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 of turn deflect, divert, redirect, swing, veer, wheel, whip Words Related to turn 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 of turn detour, deviate, diverge, sheer, swerve, swing, turn off, veer, wheel Words Related to turn tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back

  4. 4 to eventually have as a state or quality will turn 12 in six months Synonyms of turn come, get, go, grow, run, become, waxWords Related to turn alter, change, metamorphose, modify, mutate, transfigure, transform, transmuteNear Antonyms of turn 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 of turn gyrate, pinwheel, pirouette, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, twirl, wheel, whirlWords Related to turn 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 of turn 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)Words Related to turn 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 of turn 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 of turn hang, hinge, ride, dependWords Related to turn 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 of turn reel, swim, spin, whirlWords Related to turn swirlNear Antonyms of turn 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 of turn bias, poison, prejudiceWords Related to turn dispose, incline, predispose; influence, prepossess; convince, persuade, suggest


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