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Definitions and Synonyms of touch on | Another word for touch on | What is touch on?

Definition 1: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken - [verb of change]

Samples where touch on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She repaired her TV set
  • Repair my shoes please

Synonyms for touch on in the sense of this definition

(touch on is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of touch on ) put a new heel on

"heel shoes"

(... is a kind of touch on ) provide (a shoe) with a new vamp

"revamp my old boots"

(... is a kind of touch on ) put a new sole on

"sole the shoes"

(... is a kind of touch on ) mend by putting a patch on

"patch a hole"

(... is a kind of touch on ) solve problems

"He is known to be good at trouble-shooting"

(... is a kind of touch on ) repair the joints of bricks

"point a chimney"

(... is a kind of touch on ) repair or mend

"cobble shoes"

(... is a kind of touch on ) repair by adding pieces

"She pieced the china cup"

(... is a kind of touch on ) plug with a substance

"fill a cavity"

(... is a kind of touch on ) try to fix or mend

"Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right" "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend"

(... is a kind of touch on ) repair by sewing

"darn socks"

Definition 2: have an effect upon - [verb of change]

Samples where touch on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Will the new rules affect me?

Synonyms for touch on in the sense of this definition

(touch on is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of touch on ) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

(... is a kind of touch on ) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

"Sorry to trouble you, but..."

(... is a kind of touch on ) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

"He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

(... is a kind of touch on ) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

"We were hit by really bad weather" "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager" "The earthquake struck at midnight"

(... is a kind of touch on ) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

(... is a kind of touch on ) affect as in thought or feeling

"My personal feelings color my judgment in this case" "The sadness tinged his life"

(... is a kind of touch on ) make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis

(... is a kind of touch on ) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

(... is a kind of touch on ) act as a stimulant

"The book stimulated her imagination" "This play stimulates"

(... is a kind of touch on ) have an effect for good or ill

"Her efforts will redound to the general good"

(... is a kind of touch on ) produce an effect or strain on somebody

"Each step told on his tired legs"

(... is a kind of touch on ) cause repercussions; have an unwanted effect

(... is a kind of touch on ) affect adversely

"The court ruling struck a blow at the old segregation laws"

(... is a kind of touch on ) make a forceful move against

"the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies"

Definition 3: refer to or discuss briefly - [verb of communication]

(touch on is a kind of ...) make reference to

"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

Definition 4: be relevant to - [verb of stative]

Samples where touch on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
  • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Synonyms for touch on in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of touch on ) center upon

"Her entire attention centered on her children" "Our day revolved around our work"

(... is a kind of touch on ) be pertinent or relevant or applicable

"The same laws apply to you!" "This theory holds for all irrational numbers" "The same rules go for everyone"

(... is a kind of touch on ) connect closely and often incriminatingly

"This new ruling affects your business"

(... is a kind of touch on ) be of importance or consequence

"This matters to me!"

(touch on has a similar meaning as ...) make a more or less disguised reference to

"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

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