Synonyms for turn on

Synonyms for (verb) turn on

Synonyms: turn on

Definition: become hostile towards

Usage: The dog suddenly turned on the mailman

Similar words: 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: switch on, turn on

Definition: cause to operate by flipping a switch

Usage: switch on the light; turn on the stereo

Similar words: throw, switch, flip

Definition: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

Usage: switch on the light; throw the lever


Synonyms: excite, sex, wind up, arouse, turn on

Definition: stimulate sexually

Usage: This movie usually arouses the male audience

Similar words: excite, stimulate, stir, shake, shake up

Definition: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

Usage: These stories shook the community; the civil war shook the country


Synonyms: turn on, rouse, excite, charge, charge up, commove, agitate

Definition: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

Usage: The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

Similar words: trouble, disturb, upset

Definition: move deeply

Usage: This book upset me; A troubling thought


Synonyms: turn on

Definition: produce suddenly or automatically

Usage: Turn on the charm; turn on the waterworks

Similar words: bring forth, produce

Definition: bring out for display

Usage: The proud father produced many pictures of his baby; The accused brought forth a letter in court that he claims exonerates him