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See definition of turning on on Dictionary.com
  • verbexcite, please
  • verbstart the operation of

synonyms for turning on

  • arouse
  • attract
  • captivate
  • enchant
  • get started
  • initiate
  • introduce
  • show
  • stimulate
  • stir up
  • thrill
  • titillate
  • work up
  • activate
  • put on
  • begin
  • energize
  • ignite
  • initiate
  • introduce
  • log on
  • switch on
  • get started
  • put in gear
  • set in motion
  • start up
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antonyms for turning on

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  • close
  • disenchant
  • disgust
  • displease
  • end
  • finish
  • shut down
  • turn off
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How to use turning on in a sentence

When he had finished, she took them from his hand, and turning them round in agitated silence, examined their seals and writing.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
There was a great comparing of papers, and turning over of leaves, by Fogg and Perker, after this statement of profit and loss.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Of silence before them that salute thee: of looking upon a harlot: and of turning away thy face from thy kinsman.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Further enlightenment (as with men) comes through grace as soon as they become beati through turning to good.
THE MEDIAEVAL MIND (VOLUME II OF II)HENRY OSBORN TAYLOR
He sang the words with an odd, emphatic slowness, turning to look at Lettice between the phrases.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The south tunnel in New Street was blocked April 18, 1877, by a locomotive turning over.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
Mrs. Kaye, without turning her head, murmured something indistinctly, and lit another cigarette.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Our hero smiled as he waved his hand to his companions, and, turning away, was soon lost to sight among the bushes.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Turning the position, the French swept down on Portugal, while the English hurriedly fell back before them.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Turning away he caught the eyes of his wife riveted on them; she had evidently seen the meeting, and her colour was high.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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