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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 use turn away in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Absurdities and Anomalies of Life always amaze and amuse me. Shared here are my favorite 21 mind-boggling dichotomies: (i) Only Certainty in this world is that there is nothing Certain, except death and taxes off course, (ii) Only Constant is the Change, (iii) The more you try to impress folks, the less impressed they will be, (iv) The more afraid you become of death, the less likely you wll enjoy life, (v) The more afraid you are to fail, the more likely you will fail, (vi) The more you fail, the more likely you will succeed, (vii) The harder you push for anything, the harder it will be to achieve, (viii) The more available anything is, the less likely you will want it, (ix) The more you learn, the more you realize your ignorance, (x) The more you argue with spouse or boss, the less likely you will win, (xi) The more you try to come close, the farther you will get pushed, (xii) The more choices you will have, the less satisfied you will be with any of those, (xiii) The more connected you get in social network, more isolated you will become, (xiv) The more you talk about your flaws, the more perfect you become in society's eyes, (xv) Peace is the only battle worth fighting for, (xvi) In order to better understand the world, you will have to turn away from it, (xvii) The more the people talk about something, the less they know about it, (xviii) The less someone cares about others, the less he cares about himself, (xix) the more you hate a trait in others, the more likely you are avoiding it in your own self, (xx) Those who can't trust others can't be trusted, and finally (xxi) No matter what it is, at the end of the day, the less is always the more.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    Penetrating to a point of requiring warning shots to turn away is normally the result of a deliberate decision to penetrate that airspace.

  4. Colette:

    Researchers, with science as their authority, will be able to cut -- Animals up, alive, into small pieces, drop them from a great height to see if they are shattered by the fall, or deprive them of sleep for sixteen days and nights continuously for the purposes of an iniquitous monograph... Animal trust, undeserved faith, when at last will you turn away from us? Shall we never tire of deceiving, betraying, tormenting animals before they cease to trust us?

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the interesting dichotomies of life is that you have to turn away from the world, in order to understand it better.


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