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1. turn

verb. ['ˈtɝːn'] change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense.

Synonyms

  • slew
  • deflect
  • pivot
  • swing about
  • divert
  • corkscrew
  • deviate
  • pronate
  • tip over
  • port
  • gee
  • roll over
  • roll
  • swivel
  • overturn
  • circumvolve
  • gyrate
  • caracole
  • turn on a dime
  • avert
  • about-face
  • toss
  • spread out
  • corner
  • splay
  • turn around
  • turn away
  • move
  • turn out
  • spiral
  • bend
  • trend
  • sheer
  • flip over
  • rotate
  • veer
  • slue
  • cut
  • turn off
  • face
  • twist
  • flip
  • turn over
  • curve
  • swing around
  • swerve
  • coil

Antonyms

  • weaken
  • dirty
  • disable
  • stabilise

Etymology

  • turnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • turnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Turn

  • unconcern
  • concern
  • sauterne
  • new-bern
  • mckern
  • mcgurn
  • laverne
  • discern
  • amburn
  • alpern
  • stirn
  • sterne
  • stern
  • stearne
  • stearn
  • spurn
  • ohern
  • o'hern
  • ohearn
  • o'hearn
  • obyrne
  • o'byrne
  • o'beirne
  • aherne
  • ahern
  • ahearn
  • adjourn
  • zurn
  • yearn
  • verne

How do you pronounce turn?

Pronounce turn as tərn.

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Sentences with turn


1. Verb, base form
Once the fluid level is correct you may screw the cap back on and turn off your vehicle.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Epoxy adhesive is the glue you turn to when nothing else will hold.

Quotes about turn


1. Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?'Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."..."At least,"she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.""Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
- Melody Beattie

3. Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
- Vaclav Havel

2. turn

verb. ['ˈtɝːn'] undergo a transformation or a change of position or action.

Synonyms

  • snuff it
  • exit
  • pop off
  • tangle with
  • get worse
  • secularize
  • resuscitate
  • expire
  • liberate
  • lose weight
  • overgrow
  • cross-fertilise
  • fit out
  • dissolve
  • change
  • ionise
  • drop dead
  • garb
  • change state
  • Frenchify
  • zonk out
  • acidify
  • catalyse
  • buy the farm
  • chill out
  • conceive
  • wake up
  • equilibrate
  • better
  • liquefy
  • basify
  • boil
  • thin
  • prosper
  • heat
  • relax
  • carburize
  • conflagrate
  • precipitate
  • cool off
  • sour
  • loosen up
  • alkalize
  • conk
  • garment
  • carnify
  • raiment
  • die
  • thicken
  • coagulate
  • pass
  • pass out
  • pass away
  • habilitate
  • cool
  • discharge
  • ionize
  • calm down
  • disengage
  • get into
  • citrate
  • burn
  • croak
  • carbonize
  • put on
  • clabber
  • go
  • reduce
  • simmer down
  • empty
  • chondrify
  • emaciate
  • burst forth
  • become
  • cloud over
  • freeze
  • slenderize
  • denitrify
  • break loose
  • awaken
  • cool down
  • curdle
  • break
  • apparel
  • hot up
  • take up
  • cool it
  • revive
  • etherify
  • explode
  • tense up
  • dress
  • inspissate
  • flourish
  • settle down
  • fly high
  • chill
  • slow down
  • relapse
  • perish
  • arouse
  • come alive
  • wake
  • waken
  • give-up the ghost
  • fall
  • clot
  • calm
  • react
  • erupt
  • kick the bucket
  • decline
  • emancipate
  • cash in one's chips
  • fade out
  • choke
  • carbonise
  • enclothe
  • gain
  • unwind
  • emulsify
  • esterify
  • slim down
  • worsen
  • homogenize
  • secularise
  • unbend
  • ignite
  • fill up
  • combust
  • cross-fertilize
  • carburise
  • tog
  • ferment
  • come to
  • heat up
  • integrate
  • fade away
  • open
  • improve
  • ossify
  • shut
  • catalyze
  • melt off
  • solvate
  • catch fire
  • take fire
  • fluctuate
  • slim
  • work
  • alkalise
  • close
  • ameliorate
  • decompress
  • black out
  • open up
  • alkalify
  • awake
  • fill
  • concentrate
  • homogenise
  • grow
  • decease
  • get
  • thrombose
  • clothe
  • be born
  • coke
  • acetify
  • sorb
  • meliorate
  • thrive
  • calcify

Antonyms

  • relax
  • tense
  • boil
  • open
  • alkalize
  • nitrify
  • die
  • demulsify
  • cool
  • curdle
  • get well
  • close
  • fall asleep
  • acidify
  • fill
  • homogenise
  • reduce
  • engage
  • empty
  • be born
  • freeze
  • stay
  • gain
  • better
  • worsen
  • undress
  • homogenize
  • thin

Etymology

  • turnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • turnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. turn

verb. ['ˈtɝːn'] undergo a change or development.

Synonyms

  • become
  • add up
  • change state
  • boil down
  • suffocate
  • choke
  • amount
  • come down
  • reduce
  • metamorphose
  • come
  • transmute
  • nucleate

Antonyms

  • diversify
  • take in
  • buy
  • sameness

Etymology

  • turnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • turnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. turn

verb. ['ˈtɝːn'] change to the contrary.

Synonyms

  • right
  • commute
  • tack
  • exchange
  • switch over
  • transmogrify
  • permute
  • change by reversal
  • falsify
  • deconsecrate
  • interchange
  • retrovert
  • change
  • return
  • desecrate
  • alternate
  • correct
  • undo
  • reverse
  • transfigure
  • turn the tide
  • regress
  • turn the tables
  • commutate
  • desynchronize
  • flip-flop
  • switch
  • revert
  • transpose
  • flip
  • turn back
  • metamorphose
  • desynchronise
  • unhallow

Antonyms

  • falsify
  • stay
  • synchronize
  • consecrate
  • correct

Etymology

  • turnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • turnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. turn

verb. ['ˈtɝːn'] cause to move around or rotate.

Synonyms

  • port
  • displace
  • move
  • supinate

Antonyms

  • wet
  • occidentalise
  • desalinate
  • widen

Etymology

  • turnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • turnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. turn

noun. ['ˈtɝːn'] a circular segment of a curve.

Synonyms

  • twist
  • curved shape
  • crook
  • curve
  • bight

Antonyms

  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
  • destabilise

Etymology

  • turnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • turnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. turn

noun. ['ˈtɝːn'] the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course.

Synonyms

  • right
  • divagation
  • stem turn
  • veering
  • change of course
  • turning
  • telemark
  • version
  • diversion
  • digression
  • deviation
  • kick turn
  • deflection
  • deflexion
  • left
  • swerving
  • stem
  • swerve

Antonyms

  • file in
  • enter
  • pop in
  • hop on

Etymology

  • turnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • turnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. turn

verb. ['ˈtɝːn'] pass to the other side of.

Synonyms

  • travel
  • go
  • locomote
  • move around

Antonyms

  • centralise
  • deflate
  • activate
  • odorize

Etymology

  • turnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • turnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. turn

verb. ['ˈtɝːn'] pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become.

Synonyms

  • change state
  • grow
  • change

Antonyms

  • magnetise
  • naturalize
  • brighten
  • occidentalize

Etymology

  • turnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • turnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. turn

noun. ['ˈtɝːn'] (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession.

Synonyms

  • trumping
  • starting
  • move
  • down
  • at-bat
  • ruff
  • play
  • trick
  • activity
  • innings
  • start
  • lead
  • attack

Antonyms

  • birth
  • arrive
  • anesthetize
  • inhale

Etymology

  • turnen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • turnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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