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turn

(Change), noun bend, change of direction, curve, detour, deviation, diversion, particular interpretation, twist, vicissitude
Associated concepts: turnover order

turn

(Rotation), noun circuit, cycle, gyration, revolution, shift, span stretch, stint

turn

(Change), verb alter, avert, bend, change, change opinion, coil, contort, convert, curdle, curl, deviate, ferment, form, induce, influence, metamorphose, mold, persuade, prevail upon, recast, reconstruct, shift, sinuate, slue, sway, swerve, transform, transmute, transpose, veer, wind, win over

turn

(Deflect), verb alter belief, argue, avert, change course, convince, gainsay, maneuver, outmaneuver, transform, vary
Associated concepts: turn state's evidence

turn

(Rotate), verb change, gyrate, jibe, move, move clockwise, move counterclockwise, pivot, pull, push, spin, swivel, whirl
See also: accident, alter, avert, contort, contour, convert, crossroad, deviate, digress, flair, gift, impair, influence, occurrence, opportunity, oscillate, posture, predisposition, prejudice, proclivity, quirk, shape, situation, slant, spoil, tendency, transform, transition
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The 1975 Synod of the German Catholic Church said it clearly: "We were, on the whole, during this Nazi era a church community that lived too much with our backs turned against the fate of the persecuted Jewish people, with our attention fixed too much on the threat to our own institutions, and that was silent about the crimes committed against the Jews and Judaism.
When the James-Younger Gang tried to rob Northfield's bank, the citizenry turned against them so fast that two members of the outlaws were killed moments later, and ultimately only Jesse and Frank James escaped the posses, their power broken for the rest of history.
When one of the Hotshot residents is killed and two other shifters are killed, the shape changers look towards Jason as the culprit because he was turned against his will.
Over the course of the 1890s, Censer argues, the tide turned against the progress of elite women.
Last week, we exclusively revealed that Geraghty, serving a 48 week ban, was considering an inter-county transfer as he felt his county turned against him.
Protests became violent when gangs once loyal to Aristide turned against him.
By mid-summer, as momentum turned against Davis and for the recall, fueled by Republican actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's entry into the race, the Democratic-controlled Legislature convened a special bicameral conference committee to craft legislative reforms to control the spiraling costs.
Bryan Lourd, partner-agent, Creative Artists Agency: Cited as a gay mafioso who turned against Mike Ovitz, Lourd is doing just fine without his former boss at CAA, with clients like George Clooney and Helen Hunt.
Bush has torn up the alliance and turned against the United Nations.
The question then becomes: Why, for about the past half-generation, have we turned against this precious safeguard?
Everyone in the world seems to have turned against you and you don't know what you have done to cause it.
The children, on the other hand, were systematically turned against their parents and taught to spy on them and report their deviations.