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Definition 1: become hostile towards - [verb of change]

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

  • The dog suddenly turned on the mailman

(turn on is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 2: get high, stoned, or drugged - [verb of consumption]

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

  • He trips every weekend

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Definition 3: cause to operate by flipping a switch - [verb of contact]

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

  • switch on the light
  • turn on the stereo

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(turn on is a kind of ...) cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

"switch on the light" "throw the lever"

Definition 4: stimulate sexually - [verb of emotion]

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

  • This movie usually arouses the male audience

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(turn on is a kind of ...) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

(... is a kind of turn on ) try to seduce

Definition 5: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused - [verb of emotion]

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

  • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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(turn on is a kind of ...) move deeply

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

(... is a kind of turn on ) get excited or stimulated

"The children were all psyched up after the movie"

(... is a kind of turn on ) make nervous or agitated

"The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"

(... is a kind of turn on ) make upset or troubled

(... is a kind of turn on ) excite suddenly and intensely

"The news electrified us"

Definition 6: produce suddenly or automatically - [verb of perception]

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

  • Turn on the charm
  • turn on the waterworks

(turn on is a kind of ...) bring out for display

"The proud father produced many pictures of his baby" "The accused brought forth a letter in court that he claims exonerates him"

Definition 7: be contingent on - [verb of stative]

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

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

Synonyms for turn on in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of turn on ) be based on; of theories and claims, for example

"What's this new evidence based on?"

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