turn on

Primary Meanings of turn on

1.
v
cause to operate by flipping a switch
2.
v
stimulate sexually
3.
v
become hostile towards
4.
v
get high, stoned, or drugged
5.
v
be contingent on
Full Definitions of turn on
1

v cause to operate by flipping a switch

turn on the stereo”
Synonyms:
switch on
Antonyms:
cut, switch off, turn off, turn out
cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
Type of:
flip, switch, throw
cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

v produce suddenly or automatically

Turn on the charm”
turn on the waterworks”
Type of:
bring forth, produce
bring out for display
2

v stimulate sexually

Synonyms:
arouse, excite, sex, wind up
Types:
tempt
try to seduce
Type of:
excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

v cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

Synonyms:
agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse
Antonyms:
calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
make calm or still
Types:
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hype up, psych up
get excited or stimulated
bother
make nervous or agitated
pother
make upset or troubled
electrify
excite suddenly and intensely
Type of:
disturb, trouble, upset
move deeply
3

v become hostile towards

“The dog suddenly turned on the mailman”
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
4

v get high, stoned, or drugged

5

v be contingent on

Synonyms:
depend on, depend upon, devolve on, hinge on, hinge upon, ride
Types:
build on, build upon, repose on, rest on
be based on; of theories and claims, for example
owe
be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense

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