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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn awayverb

    move so as not face somebody or something

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

  2. deflect, bend, turn awayverb

    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, refuseverb

    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 awayverb

    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

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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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How to use turn away in a sentence?

  1. Christina Rossetti:

    I might show facts as plain as day: but, since your eyes are blind, you'd say, Where? What? and turn away.

  2. United States:

    E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product now among American adolescents, more so than cigarettes, these are the products that young people seem to be turning to, and they continue to turn away from cigarettes.

  3. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel:

    Given the big challenge our country is facing due to strong immigration of refugees, the dispute between the CDU and CSU is now threatening the ability of the government to act, the longer the dispute in the conservative bloc lasts, the more people will turn away from politics and the more ground the right-wing radicals will gain.

  4. Russell Williams:

    It can't afford to turn away major names from the viewing audience who otherwise might never have considered the small screen, netflix has built a reputation and marketed themselves as being very director-oriented, creative-oriented, content-oriented. It's part of the reason everyone wants to come there.

  5. Jessica Vaughan from the Center:

    We don't want to turn away people who are genuinely in danger but we know from experience that most of the people that are arriving at our border are not in that category. We have to find an effective way to deter frivolous or opportunist asylum-seekers.


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