Synonyms for (noun) turn

Synonyms: turn

Definition: taking a short walk out and back

Usage: we took a turn in the park

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

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: 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

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: 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

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: turn

Definition: become officially one year older

Usage: She is turning 50 this year

Similar words: 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

Similar words: turn, grow

Definition: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

Usage: The weather turned nasty; She grew angry


Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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