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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bend, crook, twist, turn(noun)

    a circular segment of a curve

    Synonyms:
    spin, felon, bend, routine, tour, outlaw, wind, bend dexter, turning, twist, crease, round, malefactor, whirl, bending, kink, braid, bit, flexure, crimp, turn of events, act, wrench, crook, criminal, tress, pull, winding, plait, play, go, shepherd's crook, curve, number, construction, spell, good turn, fold, twirl, device, bout, plication, gimmick, turn, twisting, eddy

  2. turn, turning(noun)

    the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

    Synonyms:
    routine, turn of events, spell, play, number, twist, bend, tour, turning, round, good turn, act, bout, crook, go, turn, bit

  3. turn, play(noun)

    (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

    Synonyms:
    bend, act, twist, turning, routine, looseness, shimmer, bit, drama, gambling, maneuver, period of play, free rein, caper, fun, crook, turn of events, round, turn, sport, tour, gaming, spell, go, manoeuvre, dramatic play, play, swordplay, number, gambol, romp, good turn, bid, bout, frolic, child's play, playing period

  4. turn, turn of events, twist(noun)

    an unforeseen development

    Synonyms:
    routine, turn of events, spell, kink, construction, device, play, number, spin, twist, bend, tour, twisting, turning, wrench, round, wind, eddy, whirl, twirl, pull, good turn, braid, tress, act, bout, gimmick, crook, go, turn, bit, winding, plait

  5. turning, turn(noun)

    a movement in a new direction

    Synonyms:
    turn, turn of events, spell, play, number, routine, twist, bend, tour, turning, round, good turn, act, bout, crook, go, bit

  6. turn(noun)

    the act of turning away or in the opposite direction

    Synonyms:
    play, turn of events, twist, round, bout, number, spell, turning, tour, good turn, bend, go, routine, crook, act, bit

  7. twist, turn(noun)

    turning or twisting around (in place)

    Synonyms:
    turn, turning, turn of events, tress, construction, device, play, gimmick, spin, twist, bend, tour, bit, twisting, winding, wrench, wind, routine, eddy, whirl, go, twirl, pull, good turn, braid, act, bout, kink, crook, number, plait, spell, round

  8. go, spell, tour, turn(noun)

    a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)

    Synonyms:
    hitch, cristal, enlistment, act, hug drug, disco biscuit, piece, twist, turning, whirl, duty tour, trance, bend, routine, bit, turn of events, tour of duty, crook, term of enlistment, round, offer, circuit, tour, play, go, number, crack, pass, enchantment, spell, charm, good turn, while, fling, ecstasy, go game, magical spell, bout, magic spell, turn, patch

  9. turn, bout, round(noun)

    (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

    Synonyms:
    routine, turn of events, spell, circle, play, beat, number, stave, twist, bend, round of drinks, tour, turning, daily round, round, troll, rung, unit of ammunition, rhythm, tear, round of golf, one shot, good turn, bust, act, bout, crook, cycle, go, turn, bit, binge

  10. act, routine, number, turn, bit(noun)

    a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program

    Synonyms:
    turn, figure, routine, morsel, act, spot, piece, twist, turning, procedure, function, bit, flake, second, snatch, bend, subroutine, modus operandi, crook, turn of events, round, deed, mo, subprogram, tour, fleck, chip, go, telephone number, play, identification number, number, minute, phone number, spell, numeral, scrap, moment, human activity, good turn, bout, enactment, bite, issue, human action

  11. turn, good turn(noun)

    a favor for someone

    Synonyms:
    routine, turn of events, spell, play, number, twist, bend, tour, turning, round, good turn, act, bout, crook, go, turn, bit

  12. turn(verb)

    taking a short walk out and back

    Synonyms:
    play, turn of events, twist, round, bout, number, spell, turning, tour, good turn, bend, go, routine, crook, act, bit

  13. turn(verb)

    change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  14. change state, turn(verb)

    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

    Synonyms:
    turn, move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  15. become, turn(verb)

    undergo a change or development

    Synonyms:
    turn, move around, grow, suit, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, call on, plow, release, reverse, rick, get, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, work, plough, go, become, change state, wrench

  16. turn(verb)

    cause to move around or rotate

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  17. change by reversal, turn, reverse(verb)

    change to the contrary

    Synonyms:
    bend, wrick, work, plow, overthrow, change state, vacate, repeal, twist, annul, release, rick, overrule, lift, flex, invert, move around, wrench, become, turn back, turn, sour, override, overturn, grow, sprain, call on, change by reversal, turn over, reverse, rescind, revoke, ferment, deform, plough, countermand

  18. turn, move around(verb)

    pass to the other side of

    Synonyms:
    turn, move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, travel, become, change state

  19. turn, grow(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    bend, get, mature, wrick, rise, work, plow, change state, move around, twist, release, develop, uprise, rick, maturate, acquire, flex, arise, spring up, farm, wrench, become, grow, originate, sour, sprain, call on, raise, change by reversal, produce, turn over, reverse, ferment, deform, turn, plough

  20. turn, release(verb)

    let (something) fall or spill from a container

    Synonyms:
    bend, unfreeze, unloose, wrick, work, plow, change state, exhaust, twist, release, resign, rick, call on, unblock, liberate, expel, flex, move around, wrench, become, grow, unloosen, put out, sour, let go of, give up, sprain, publish, secrete, relinquish, change by reversal, let go, turn over, reverse, bring out, discharge, ferment, issue, free, deform, turn, eject, plough, loose

  21. turn(verb)

    move around an axis or a center

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  22. turn, turn over(verb)

    cause to move around a center so as to show another side of

    Synonyms:
    bend, wrick, work, plow, change state, dig, flip, pass on, release, rick, moot, debate, call on, reach, roll, flex, move around, wrench, become, grow, turn, tump over, sour, give, deliberate, overturn, bowl over, sprain, delve, pass, tip over, change by reversal, upset, flip over, turn over, reverse, ferment, consider, deform, knock over, twist, plough, hand, cut into

  23. turn(verb)

    to send or let go

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  24. plow, plough, turn(verb)

    to break and turn over earth especially with a plow

    Synonyms:
    turn, move around, grow, call on, change by reversal, sprain, sour, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, deform, handle, plow, release, reverse, wrench, rick, cover, treat, address, ferment, flex, work, plough, become, change state, deal

  25. turn(verb)

    shape by rotating on a lathe or cutting device or a wheel

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  26. turn(verb)

    change color

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  27. twist, sprain, wrench, turn, wrick, rick(verb)

    twist suddenly so as to sprain

    Synonyms:
    bend, wriggle, wrick, wind, deform, change state, twist, release, rick, wring, call on, worm, flex, convolute, writhe, move around, wrench, become, grow, turn, sour, sophisticate, work, sprain, curve, twist around, change by reversal, twine, distort, wrestle, turn over, reverse, plow, ferment, squirm, pervert, plough

  28. turn(verb)

    cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  29. turn(verb)

    accomplish by rotating

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  30. turn(verb)

    get by buying and selling

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  31. turn(verb)

    cause to move along an axis or into a new direction

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  32. turn(verb)

    channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  33. flex, bend, deform, twist, turn(verb)

    cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

    Synonyms:
    bend, wriggle, wrick, wind, deform, change state, change form, crouch, contort, release, rick, work, call on, worm, bow, change by reversal, flex, convolute, deflect, move around, wrench, become, grow, turn, sour, reverse, sophisticate, change shape, sprain, curve, twist around, twist, twine, distort, ferment, wrestle, turn over, wring, plow, writhe, strain, squirm, turn away, pervert, stoop, plough

  34. turn(verb)

    alter the functioning or setting of

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  35. turn(verb)

    direct at someone

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

  36. call on, turn(verb)

    have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to

    Synonyms:
    turn, move around, grow, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, plow, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, call on, flex, work, plough, become, change state, wrench

  37. sour, turn, ferment, work(verb)

    go sour or spoil

    Synonyms:
    knead, bend, operate, wrick, process, work, deform, shape, change state, figure out, move around, twist, work out, release, run, wreak, function, rick, call on, acidify, lick, forge, solve, flex, act, wrench, become, form, plow, acetify, mould, sour, exploit, go, grow, sprain, play, do work, make for, mold, bring, change by reversal, puzzle out, put to work, turn over, reverse, crop, exercise, ferment, cultivate, work on, act upon, turn, influence, acidulate, plough, make

  38. turn(verb)

    become officially one year older

    Synonyms:
    move around, work, grow, call on, change by reversal, turn over, twist, bend, wrick, sour, wrench, release, reverse, rick, sprain, deform, ferment, flex, plow, plough, become, change state

Wiktionary

  1. turn(noun)

    Synonyms:
    move, go, steer, swerve, tack

  2. turn(noun)

    To change the color of the leaves in the autumn.

    Synonyms:
    go, change, spell, dizzy, swing, loop, giddiness, move, dizziness, rebel, swerve, sour, complete, become, go bad, revolt, spoil, tack, spin, rotate, steer, twirl, go off, get

  3. turn(noun)

    To complete.

    Synonyms:
    giddiness, dizziness, spell, move, swing, change, dizzy, loop, go, become, steer, revolt, rebel, sour, go off, get, go bad, twirl, spoil, swerve, rotate, spin, complete, tack

  4. turn(noun)

    Of a bowler, to make (the ball) move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.

    Synonyms:
    move, loop, go, change, spell, giddiness, dizzy, swing, dizziness, sour, spin, go bad, revolt, become, steer, get, tack, rotate, swerve, go off, spoil, rebel, twirl, complete

  5. turn(noun)

    Of a ball, to move sideways off the pitch when it bounces.

    Synonyms:
    swing, move, loop, dizzy, change, spell, go, giddiness, dizziness, rotate, become, twirl, steer, spoil, rebel, complete, swerve, go off, spin, tack, sour, revolt, get, go bad

  6. turn(noun)

    To change one's course of action; to take a new approach.

    Synonyms:
    giddiness, loop, dizziness, move, dizzy, swing, change, go, spell, revolt, steer, go off, swerve, twirl, sour, complete, become, tack, go bad, get, rebel, spoil, spin, rotate

  7. turn(noun)

    To change personalities, such as from being a face (good guy) to heel (bad guy) or vice versa.

    Synonyms:
    dizziness, change, giddiness, move, spell, go, swing, loop, dizzy, get, go off, become, twirl, revolt, tack, rebel, swerve, spoil, complete, spin, sour, go bad, rotate, steer

  8. turn(verb)

    Of a player, to go past an opposition player with the ball in one's control.

    Synonyms:
    spell, change, go, loop, move, dizziness, swing, giddiness, dizzy, spoil, become, go bad, go off, rebel, sour, get, swerve, complete, rotate, twirl, spin, tack, revolt, steer

  9. turn(noun)

    Synonyms:
    lathe

  10. turn(noun)

    Synonyms:
    rotation, full, complete

  11. turn(noun)

    Of a body, person, etc, to move around an axis through itself.

    Synonyms:
    dizzy, giddiness, go, move, loop, spell, swing, dizziness, change, spoil, get, swerve, complete, sour, rotate, steer, tack, revolt, go bad, become, spin, rebel, go off, twirl

  12. turn(noun)

    To change the direction or orientation of.

    Synonyms:
    dizzy, giddiness, loop, swing, spell, change, go, move, dizziness, revolt, tack, steer, complete, go bad, twirl, sour, spoil, spin, rebel, go off, become, rotate, swerve, get

  13. turn(noun)

    To change one's direction of travel.

    Synonyms:
    spell, go, loop, dizzy, giddiness, dizziness, change, swing, move, revolt, swerve, rebel, complete, twirl, spin, get, go off, steer, tack, go bad, spoil, rotate, sour, become

  14. turn(noun)

    To position (something) by folding it.

    Synonyms:
    dizziness, swing, go, change, spell, dizzy, loop, move, giddiness, twirl, become, swerve, go off, go bad, sour, spin, tack, rotate, get, rebel, complete, revolt, spoil, steer

  15. turn(noun)

    To become .

    Synonyms:
    spell, dizzy, move, loop, giddiness, swing, go, change, dizziness, complete, steer, go bad, rebel, sour, spoil, become, revolt, rotate, twirl, tack, go off, spin, get, swerve

  16. turn(noun)

    To fundamentally change; to metamorphose.

    Synonyms:
    giddiness, change, go, dizziness, move, dizzy, loop, spell, swing, twirl, revolt, spoil, become, rebel, go bad, swerve, rotate, sour, tack, steer, complete, get, go off, spin

  17. turn(noun)

    To rebel; to go against something formerly tolerated.

    Synonyms:
    move, change, swing, dizziness, giddiness, dizzy, loop, go, spell, spoil, twirl, go off, sour, swerve, become, spin, tack, get, complete, go bad, rotate, revolt, steer, rebel

  18. turn(noun)

    To shape (something) symmetrically by rotating it against a stationary cutting tool, as on a lathe.

    Synonyms:
    dizziness, dizzy, loop, spell, go, swing, move, giddiness, change, go bad, rebel, spoil, steer, get, sour, swerve, go off, become, twirl, rotate, revolt, spin, tack, complete

  19. turn(verb)

    To sour or spoil; to go bad.

    Synonyms:
    change, dizziness, go, loop, spell, move, giddiness, swing, dizzy, twirl, become, complete, rebel, go off, get, rotate, spin, go bad, spoil, steer, revolt, sour, tack, swerve

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. turn

    In some cases a thing is spoken of as bent where the parts make an angle; but oftener to bend is understood to be to draw to or through a curve; as, to bend a bow. To submit or yield is to bend the mind humbly to another's wishes. To incline or influence is to bend another's wishes toward our own; to persuade is to draw them quite over. To warp is to bend silently through the whole fiber, as a board in the sun. To crook is to bend irregularly, as a crooked stick. Deflect, deviate, and diverge are said of any turning away; deviate commonly of a slight and gradual movement, diverge of a more sharp and decided one. To bias is to cut across the texture, or incline to one side; in figurative use always with an unfavorable import. Mold is a stronger work than bend; we may bend by a superior force that which still resists the constraint; as, a bent bow; we mold something plastic entirely to some desired form.

    Synonyms:
    bend, bias, bow, crook, curve, deflect, deviate, diverge, incline, influence, mold, persuade, stoop, submit, twine, twist, warp, yield

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