turn

turn
I. v. a.
1.
Revolve, move round, turn round, make go round.
2.
Cause to deviate, cast, deflect, inflect, bend, incline differently, change the direction of.
3.
Divert, transfer, use, employ.
4.
Reverse the position of, turn over.
5.
Shape (as in a lathe), form, mould, fashion.
6.
Adapt, fit, suit.
7.
Change, alter, transmute, metamorphose, transform, convert.
8.
Change opinion, alter belief.
9.
Translate, construe, render.
10.
Direct, apply.
11.
Direct the look to, change position.
12.
Transfer.
13.
Revolve, agitate.
14.
Reverse, repeal.
15.
Acidify, make sour, make acid.
II. v. n.
1.
Revolve, whirl, turn round, have a circular motion, wheel round.
2.
Be directed, have direction.
3.
Deviate, incline, bend, be deflected.
4.
Be changed, be transformed, be converted, be altered, become transmuted.
5.
Grow, become.
6.
Become sour, become acid.
7.
Depend, hinge, pivot, hang, be dependent.
8.
Result, terminate, come about, eventuate, issue.
9.
Become giddy, grow dizzy.
III. n.
1.
Revolution, movement about a centre, act of turning, rotation, gyration, round.
2.
Change of direction, alteration, of course, new tendency, deviation, deflection, flexion, flexure, bend, bending, sweep, winding, twist, turning.
3.
Change, alteration, vicissitude, variation.
4.
Winding, bend, brief walk, short excursion.
5.
Successive course, due chance, appropriate time.
6.
Opportune deed, occasional kindness, act, action, deed, office.
7.
Convenience, occasion, purpose, exigence.
8.
Form, cast, shape, manner, fashion, phase, guise.
9.
Form of expression, mode of signifying.
10.
Aptitude, talent, bias, proclivity, gift, genius, propensity, proneness.

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