turn out

Primary Meanings of turn out

1.
v
be shown or be found to be
2.
v
bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"
3.
v
come, usually in answer to an invitation or summons
4.
v
put out or expel from a place
5.
v
outfit or equip, as with accessories
6.
v
turn outward
7.
v
cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
Full Definitions of turn out
1

v be shown or be found to be

“The medicine turned out to save her life”
Synonyms:
prove, turn up
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ensue, result
issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
come
happen as a result
be due, flow from
be the result of
fall out, follow
come as a logical consequence; follow logically
come after, follow
come after in time, as a result
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v result or end

“How will the game turn out?”
Synonyms:
come out
Types:
eventuate
come out in the end
work out
happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well
Type of:
cease, end, finish, stop, terminate
have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

v prove to be in the result or end

“It turns out that he was right”
Type of:
come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place
come to pass
2

v bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"

Synonyms:
bear
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spin off
produce as a consequence of something larger
seed
bear seeds
crop
yield crops
overbear
bear too much
fruit
bear fruit
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery

“This factory turns out saws”
Type of:
create, make, produce
create or manufacture a man-made product
3

v come, usually in answer to an invitation or summons

“How many people turned out that evening?”
Type of:
appear
come into sight or view

v come and gather for a public event

“Hundreds of thousands turned out for the anti-war rally in New York”
Type of:
assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet
collect in one place

v get up and out of bed

4

v put out or expel from a place

Synonyms:
boot out, chuck out, eject, exclude, turf out
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evict, force out
expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process
evict
expel or eject without recourse to legal process
show the door
ask to leave
bounce
eject from the premises
exorcise, exorcize
expel through adjuration or prayers
Type of:
expel, kick out, throw out
force to leave or move out
5

v outfit or equip, as with accessories

“The actors were turned out lavishly”
Type of:
equip, fit, fit out, outfit
provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
6

v turn outward

Synonyms:
rotate, splay, spread out
Type of:
turn
change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
7

v cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch

turn out the lights”
Synonyms:
cut, switch off, turn off
Antonyms:
switch on, turn on
cause to operate by flipping a switch
Types:
kill
cause to cease operating
Type of:
flip, switch, throw
cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

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