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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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He would have turned round again without a word, but I seized him.
After two or three minutes of terrible silence, Dorian turned round and came and stood behind him, putting his hand upon his shoulder.
He received the letter from the Prince de Conde with a haggard look, unsealed it as he would have unsealed a suspicious packet, and in order to read it so that no one should remark the effects of it upon his countenance, he turned round.
He tried to disobey her; but she turned round and repeated her gesture of farewell with such authority that he dared not move a step.
I turned round, and asked him where his master was.
Soon after we had both struck out from shore, I stopped, finding my friend did not gain on me, and turned round to look for him.
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round -- for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost -- do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
She thereupon turned round and lifted her face to his, and remained like a marble term while he imprinted a kiss upon her cheek--half perfunctorily, half as if zest had not yet quite died out.
When he came to the low church wall, he got over it, like a man whose legs were numbed and stiff, and then turned round to look for me.
I then turned round to--to begin, and, after reflecting, I began by sitting down behind the hood of his carriage.
Never shall I forget the repulsive sight that met my eye when I turned round.
She continued to look at him for nearly ten minutes, and in these ten minutes the immovable guardian never turned round once.