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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn away(verb)

    move so as not face somebody or something

    Synonyms:
    avert, deflect, bend, turn down, reject, refuse

  2. deflect, bend, turn away(verb)

    turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

    Synonyms:
    distract, bow, avert, ward off, refuse, twist, bend, deform, obviate, fend off, stave off, block, debar, avoid, head off, forfend, stoop, forefend, parry, flex, deflect, reject, crouch, turn, turn down

  3. reject, turn down, turn away, refuse(verb)

    refuse entrance or membership

    "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

    Synonyms:
    freeze off, eliminate, rule out, avert, deflect, deny, resist, bend, winnow out, lower, decline, lour, spurn, pass up, pooh-pooh, reject, disapprove, disdain, scorn, defy, refuse, turn down

  4. avert, turn away(verb)

    turn away or aside

    "They averted their eyes when the King entered"

    Synonyms:
    deflect, head off, refuse, obviate, forfend, forefend, avoid, turn down, stave off, fend off, bend, debar, ward off, reject, avert

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. turn away

    Synonyms:
    [active.] avert, turn aside

  2. turn away

    Synonyms:
    dismiss (from service), discard, cashier, turn off

  3. turn away

    Synonyms:
    [Neuter.] deviate

  4. turn away

    Synonyms:
    go, depart, remove

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