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Definition 1: make lower or quieter - [verb of change]

Samples where turn down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn down the volume of a radio

Synonyms for turn down in the sense of this definition

(turn down is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

Definition 2: take a downward direction - [verb of change]

Samples where turn down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The economy finally turned down after a long boom

(turn down is a kind of ...) grow worse

"Conditions in the slum worsened"

Definition 3: reject with contempt - [verb of communication]

Samples where turn down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She spurned his advances

Synonyms for turn down in the sense of this definition

(turn down is a kind of ...) show unwillingness towards

"he declined to join the group on a hike"

(... is a kind of turn down ) reject outright and bluntly

"She snubbed his proposal"

(turn down has a similar meaning as ...) refuse to accept

"He refused my offer of hospitality"

(turn down has a similar meaning as ...) refuse entrance or membership

"They turned away hundreds of fans" "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

Definition 4: refuse to accept - [verb of possession]

Samples where turn down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He refused my offer of hospitality

Synonyms for turn down in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of turn down ) refuse to accept

"dishonor checks and drafts"

(... is a kind of turn down ) refuse to accept and send back

"bounce a check"

(turn down has a similar meaning as ...) reject with contempt

"She spurned his advances"

Samples where turn down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They turned away hundreds of fans
  • Black people were often rejected by country clubs

Synonyms for turn down in the sense of this definition

(turn down has a similar meaning as ...) reject with contempt

"She spurned his advances"

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