turn on

Definitions of turn on
  1. verb
    cause to operate by flipping a switch
    turn on the stereo”
    synonyms: switch on
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    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
  2. verb
    produce suddenly or automatically
    Turn on the charm”
    turn on the waterworks”
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    bring forth, produce
    bring out for display
  3. verb
    stimulate sexually
    synonyms: arouse, excite, sex, wind up
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    try to seduce
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    excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir
    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
  4. verb
    cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    synonyms: agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse
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    calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
    make calm or still
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    hype up, psych up
    get excited or stimulated
    make nervous or agitated
    make upset or troubled
    excite suddenly and intensely
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    disturb, trouble, upset
    move deeply
  5. verb
    become hostile towards
    “The dog suddenly turned on the mailman”
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    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  6. verb
    get high, stoned, or drugged
  7. verb
    be contingent on
    synonyms: depend on, depend upon, devolve on, hinge on, hinge upon, ride
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    build on, build upon, repose on, rest on
    be based on; of theories and claims, for example
    be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense
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