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  1. turn downverb

    turn up

  2. turn downverb

    He turned down all our offers of help.

    turn up

  3. turn downverb

    turn up

  4. turn downverb

    Turn down the blankets to let them air out.

    turn up

Princeton's WordNet

  1. refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, declineverb

    refuse to accept

    "He refused my offer of hospitality"

    freeze off, reject, rule out, go down, deny, resist, worsen, winnow out, lower, correct, decline, lour, spurn, pooh-pooh, wane, disapprove, disdain, scorn, pass up, defy, turn away, refuse, eliminate, slump

  2. reject, turn down, turn away, refuseverb

    refuse entrance or membership

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

    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, turn away, refuse

  3. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downverb

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"

    freeze off, eliminate, rule out, lower, resist, despise, winnow out, contemn, decline, lour, spurn, pass up, pooh-pooh, reject, disapprove, disdain, scorn, turn away, refuse

  4. turn downverb

    take a downward direction

    "The economy finally turned down after a long boom"

    lour, turn away, reject, refuse, pass up, pooh-pooh, lower, spurn, scorn, freeze off, disdain, decline

  5. turn down, lower, lourverb

    make lower or quieter

    "turn down the volume of a radio"

    glower, depress, freeze off, reject, get down, scorn, take down, frown, lower, decline, lour, spurn, bring down, pooh-pooh, let down, disdain, pass up, turn away, refuse

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. turn down

    fold down, double down

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How to use turn down in a sentence?

  1. Enrico Dallavecchia:

    He was ahead of his time in terms of understanding risk, if he felt that the returns were not high enough for the risk, he would turn down a deal, even if people underneath him were telling him to do it.

  2. Donald Trump:

    This is not a fundraiser, i turn down a lot of money.

  3. Nikki Haley:

    Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference, that is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference.

  4. Elliott Abrams:

    Maybe it's possible to just turn down the heat.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I turn down so much money. I feel like such a stupid person, i'll just take a vote. How about if I take all of this money -- and I promise you, I swear to you -- that I won't do anything for these people. How about that?

Translations for turn down

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  • отказвам, намалявам, отхвърлямBulgarian
  • disminuir, rebutjar, abaixar, refusar, reduirCatalan, Valencian
  • ablehnen, absagenGerman
  • disminuir, reducir, rechazarSpanish
  • torjua, alentaa, hiljentää, himmentää, vähentääFinnish
  • refuser, baisser, déclinerFrench
  • diùltScottish Gaelic
  • मना करनाHindi
  • rifiutareItalian
  • 断るJapanese
  • odrzucaćPolish
  • abaixar, recusar, diminuir, reduzir, rejeitarPortuguese
  • уменьша́ть, отве́ргнуть, отклоня́ть, отказа́ться, уба́вить, отка́зываться, уме́ньшить, убавля́ть, отклони́ть, отверга́тьRussian
  • dämpa, förkasta, sänka, säga nej tillSwedish
  • baxhî, rastrinde, ravalerWalloon

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