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Synonyms for turn down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline(verb)

    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, refuse(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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, lour(verb)

    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


  1. turn down(verb)

    turn up

  2. turn down(verb)

    He turned down all our offers of help.

    turn up

  3. turn down(verb)

    turn up

  4. turn down(verb)

    Turn down the blankets to let them air out.

    turn up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. turn down

    fold down, double down

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  1. Ho Sau Mei:

    I actually retired for a few months last year, but my customers( and public interest) made me come back, i think it is cruel to turn down the students( for interviews) and I want to promote this art to the others. That's why I came back.

  2. Larry Levitt:

    Senator Gardner's bill includes a number of the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections, but one big one it leaves out is the requirement that insurers guarantee coverage to anyone, including people with pre-existing conditions, without that requirement, insurers could simply turn down people with pre-existing conditions who apply, which they commonly did in the individual insurance market before the ACA went into effect.

  3. Tim Silha:

    If Wisconsin is truly open for business, you will vote with your constituents and turn down this bill.

  4. Denis Watley:

    When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.

  5. 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.

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Translations for turn down

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  • отказвам, отхвърлям, намалявамBulgarian
  • refusar, reduir, abaixar, disminuir, rebutjarCatalan, Valencian
  • ablehnen, absagenGerman
  • disminuir, rechazar, reducirSpanish
  • himmentää, torjua, hiljentää, alentaa, vähentääFinnish
  • décliner, baisser, refuserFrench
  • diùltScottish Gaelic
  • मना करनाHindi
  • rifiutareItalian
  • 断るJapanese
  • odrzucaćPolish
  • reduzir, rejeitar, recusar, diminuir, abaixarPortuguese
  • убавля́ть, отверга́ть, отклони́ть, уме́ньшить, отве́ргнуть, уменьша́ть, отклоня́ть, отказа́ться, отка́зываться, уба́витьRussian
  • dämpa, sänka, säga nej till, förkastaSwedish
  • rastrinde, ravaler, baxhîWalloon

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