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Synonyms for turn away

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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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How to say turn away in sign language?

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How to use turn away in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's paradoxical that you often begin to see the world in new light, and in her true colors, only when you turn away from her.

  2. Brian Judge:

    Something you need most might be something you turn away from, something you turn away from might be something you regret, and something you regret, in the end, might cost you the one chance you ever had.

  3. 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.

  4. Mike DeWine:

    We have an obligation to each other, if someone is showing signs of trouble or problems, we must help and we must not turn away.

  5. 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.


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