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Why synonyms can be useful

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Synonyms for (noun) turn

Synonyms: turn Definition: taking a short walk out and back Usage: we took a turn in the park

Hypernyms: walk Definition: the act of walking somewhere Usage: he took a walk after lunch

Synonyms: turn, twist Definition: turning or twisting around (in place) Usage: with a quick twist of his head he surveyed the room

Hypernyms: rotary motion, rotation Definition: the act of rotating as if on an axis Usage: the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

Synonyms: turn Definition: the act of turning away or in the opposite direction Usage: he made an abrupt turn away from her

Hypernyms: reorientation, change of direction Definition: the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented

Synonyms: turn, turning Definition: the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course Usage: he took a turn to the right

Hypernyms: change of course Definition: a change in the direction that you are moving

Synonyms: play, turn Definition: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession Usage: it is my turn; it is still my play

Hypernyms: activity Definition: any specific behavior Usage: they avoided all recreational activity

Synonyms: good turn, turn Definition: a favor for someone Usage: he did me a good turn

Hypernyms: favor, favour Definition: an act of gracious kindness

Synonyms: turn, act, bit, number, routine Definition: a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program Usage: he did his act three times every evening; she had a catchy little routine; it was one of the best numbers he ever did

Hypernyms: performance, public presentation Definition: a dramatic or musical entertainment Usage: they listened to ten different performances; the play ran for 100 performances; the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity

Synonyms: turn, turning Definition: a movement in a new direction Usage: the turning of the wind

Hypernyms: motion, movement Definition: a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Synonyms: turn, turn of events, twist Definition: an unforeseen development Usage: events suddenly took an awkward turn

Hypernyms: development Definition: a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation Usage: recent developments in Iraq; what a revolting development!

Synonyms: crook, bend, turn, twist Definition: a circular segment of a curve Usage: a bend in the road; a crook in the path

Hypernyms: curve, curved shape Definition: the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

Synonyms: round, turn, bout Definition: (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

Hypernyms: part, section, division Definition: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole Usage: the written part of the exam; the finance section of the company; the BBC's engineering division

Synonyms: spell, go, tour, turn Definition: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else) Usage: it's my go; a spell of work

Hypernyms: shift, work shift, duty period Definition: the time period during which you are at work

Synonyms for (verb) turn

Synonyms: sprain, rick, wrench, wrick, turn, twist Definition: twist suddenly so as to sprain Usage: wrench one's ankle; The wrestler twisted his shoulder; the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell; I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days

Hypernyms: wound, injure Definition: cause injuries or bodily harm to

Synonyms: turn, grow Definition: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become Usage: The weather turned nasty; She grew angry

Hypernyms: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: turn, change by reversal, reverse Definition: change to the contrary Usage: The trend was reversed; the tides turned against him; public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern

Hypernyms: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: turn, change state Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Hypernyms: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: turn Definition: become officially one year older Usage: She is turning 50 this year

Hypernyms: maturate, mature, get on, senesce, age Definition: grow old or older Usage: She aged gracefully; we age every day--what a depressing thought!; Young men senesce

Synonyms: turn Definition: change color Usage: In Vermont, the leaves turn early

Hypernyms: turn, grow Definition: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become Usage: The weather turned nasty; She grew angry

Hypernyms: color, colour, discolor, discolour Definition: change color, often in an undesired manner Usage: The shirts discolored

Synonyms: ferment, work, sour, turn Definition: go sour or spoil Usage: The milk has soured; The wine worked; The cream has turned--we have to throw it out

Hypernyms: turn, change state Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms: call on, turn Definition: have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to Usage: She called on her Representative to help her; She turned to her relatives for help

Hypernyms: appeal, invoke Definition: request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection Usage: appeal to somebody for help; Invoke God in times of trouble

Synonyms: turn Definition: direct at someone Usage: She turned a smile on me; They turned their flashlights on the car

Hypernyms: aim, direct, take, take aim, train Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards Usage: Please don't aim at your little brother!; He trained his gun on the burglar; Don't train your camera on the women; Take a swipe at one's opponent

Synonyms: turn Definition: alter the functioning or setting of Usage: turn the dial to 10; turn the heat down

Hypernyms: operate, control Definition: handle and cause to function Usage: do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol; control the lever

Synonyms: turn, twist, bend, flex, deform Definition: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form Usage: bend the rod; twist the dough into a braid; the strong man could turn an iron bar

Hypernyms: deform, change form, change shape Definition: assume a different shape or form

Synonyms: release, turn Definition: let (something) fall or spill from a container Usage: turn the flour onto a plate

Hypernyms: channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport Definition: send from one person or place to another Usage: transmit a message

Synonyms: turn Definition: shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel Usage: turn the legs of the table; turn the clay on the wheel

Hypernyms: shape, form Definition: give shape or form to Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character

Synonyms: turn, plough, plow Definition: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow Usage: Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week; turn the earth in the Spring

Hypernyms: till Definition: work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation Usage: till the soil

Synonyms: turn Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs

Hypernyms: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: turn, move around Definition: pass to the other side of Usage: turn the corner; move around the obstacle

Hypernyms: go, locomote, travel, move Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms: turn Definition: channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something Usage: The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction; people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium

Hypernyms: send, direct Definition: cause to go somewhere Usage: The explosion sent the car flying in the air; She sent her children to camp; He directed all his energies into his dissertation

Synonyms: turn Definition: to send or let go Usage: They turned away the crowd at the gate of the governor's mansion

Hypernyms: send, direct Definition: cause to go somewhere Usage: The explosion sent the car flying in the air; She sent her children to camp; He directed all his energies into his dissertation

Synonyms: turn, turn over Definition: cause to move around a center so as to show another side of Usage: turn a page of a book

Hypernyms: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: turn Definition: cause to move around or rotate Usage: turn a key; turn your palm this way

Hypernyms: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: turn Definition: cause to move along an axis or into a new direction Usage: turn your face to the wall; turn the car around; turn your dance partner around

Hypernyms: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: turn Definition: move around an axis or a center Usage: The wheels are turning

Hypernyms: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: turn Definition: get by buying and selling Usage: the company turned a good profit after a year

Hypernyms: acquire, get Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work

Synonyms: turn Definition: accomplish by rotating Usage: turn a somersault; turn cartwheels

Hypernyms: do, perform Definition: get (something) done Usage: I did my job

Synonyms: become, turn Definition: undergo a change or development Usage: The water turned into ice; Her former friend became her worst enemy; He turned traitor

Hypernyms: transform, transmute, metamorphose Definition: change in outward structure or looks Usage: He transformed into a monster; The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle

Synonyms: turn Definition: cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics Usage: The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him; The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold

Hypernyms: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue