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Synonyms for turn on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn-on(verb)

    something causing excitement or stimulating interest

  2. switch on, turn on(verb)

    cause to operate by flipping a switch

    "switch on the light"; "turn on the stereo"

    hinge on, commove, wind up, agitate, rouse, depend on, trip, depend upon, get off, switch on, devolve on, trip out, charge, hinge upon, ride, sex, charge up, excite, arouse

  3. depend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on, hinge on, hinge upon(verb)

    be contingent on

    "The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"

    rely upon, trip out, excite, drive, get off, sit, trip, tease, depend upon, commove, agitate, tantalise, cod, rally, hinge on, arouse, sex, ride, depend on, devolve on, hinge upon, bait, razz, charge, tantalize, charge up, rouse, taunt, rag, wind up, mount, switch on, twit, rely on

  4. turn on(verb)

    produce suddenly or automatically

    "Turn on the charm"; "turn on the waterworks"

    hinge on, commove, wind up, agitate, rouse, depend on, trip, depend upon, get off, switch on, devolve on, trip out, charge, hinge upon, ride, sex, charge up, excite, arouse

  5. turn on(verb)

    become hostile towards

    "The dog suddenly turned on the mailman"

    hinge on, commove, wind up, agitate, rouse, depend on, trip, depend upon, get off, switch on, devolve on, trip out, charge, hinge upon, ride, sex, charge up, excite, arouse

  6. agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up(verb)

    cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

    "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

    fight, trip out, crusade, excite, institutionalize, disturb, trip, level, shake up, shake, depend upon, get off, commove, commit, rout out, press, agitate, blame, appoint, wake up, stir, wake, load, shift, energise, point, stimulate, consign, hinge on, arouse, drive out, sex, buck, saddle, vex, accuse, institutionalise, tear, lodge, ride, depend on, bill, file, devolve on, budge, hinge upon, energize, bestir, waken, charge, bear down, wind up, shoot down, charge up, rouse, awaken, burden, shoot, force out, push, foment, campaign, send, stir up, raise up, switch on

  7. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up(verb)

    stimulate sexually

    "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

    wind, trip out, kindle, charge, excite, end up, arouse, put forward, awake, trip, shake up, shake, come alive, get off, commove, energize, perk up, agitate, hinge on, enkindle, wake up, stir, wake, elicit, energise, finish, stimulate, fire, rouse, finish up, bring up, depend upon, conjure up, fetch up, ride, depend on, devolve on, land up, hinge upon, raise, waken, call down, provoke, wind up, call forth, invoke, charge up, awaken, brace, evoke, sex, conjure, switch on

  8. trip, trip out, turn on, get off(verb)

    get high, stoned, or drugged

    "He trips every weekend"

    jaunt, trip out, spark off, excite, get off, trip, mail, spark, depend upon, trip up, commove, send off, agitate, dismount, get down, trigger, get by, trigger off, hinge on, arouse, hop out, send, ride, depend on, set off, stumble, charge, activate, escape, wind up, devolve on, touch off, charge up, rouse, travel, get out, sex, hinge upon, actuate, light, switch on, unhorse, get away

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  1. turnon

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How to use turn on in a sentence?

  1. Arx Pax CEO Greg Henderson:

    Forklifts require a lot of space, to have the ability [with hover engines] to turn on a dime could really solve the problem of ‘the last inch of logistics’.

  2. Vincent Hill:

    The idea of a camera which will turn on anytime a police officer steps out of the patrol car essentially takes away the human aspect of the police officer.

  3. John Ratey:

    When you exercise, you turn on the attention systems, so that means you're( paying) better attention, you're able to deal with more frustration, you're able to stay with it longer, you're able to manipulate information by turning... on the front part of our brain to make it work better, and that's really key and important in terms of taking in information as well as performing with it.

  4. President Donald Trump:

    We have a situation where we're looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms where you turn the faucet on -- and in areas where there's tremendous amounts of water, where the water rushes out to sea because you could never handle it, and you don't get any water, you turn on the faucet and you don't get any water. They take a shower and water comes dripping out. Just dripping out, very quietly dripping out. People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once.

  5. Wendy Williams:

    I will probably be the one to sleep over in my office the night before, and I will be the one to unlock the door and turn on the lights and welcome everyone back.

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  • zapnoutCzech
  • einschaltenGerman
  • aktivigi, enŝaltiEsperanto
  • encenderSpanish
  • روشن کردنPersian
  • laittaa päälle, käynnistää, saada kiinnostumaan, kääntyä tielle, käynnistyä, kääntyä vastaan, päälleFinnish
  • allumer, emballer, mettre en marcheFrench
  • נדלק, הדליקHebrew
  • चालू करनाHindi
  • felkapcsol, beindít, bekapcsolHungarian
  • つける, ともす, [[スイッチ]]を[[入れる]]Japanese
  • 켜다Korean
  • вклу́чува, се приклу́чуваMacedonian
  • aandoen, inschakelenDutch
  • włączyć, włączaćPolish
  • acender, abrir, ligarPortuguese
  • включи́ть, включа́ться, включи́ться, заводи́ть, включа́ть, завести́Russian
  • vända sig motSwedish
  • yakmakTurkish

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