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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. turndown

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How to use turn down in a sentence?

  1. Matt Ryan:

    I would hope investors learn something from this. The onus is on us to turn down these floats.

  2. Tim Silha:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Denise Fort:

    It's like a shiny red apple and that can be hard to turn down.

  5. Sir Thomas More:

    Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.

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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    A synonym for "drooping"
    • A. upright
    • B. tense
    • C. sagging
    • D. erect

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