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turn off

verb

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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