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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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I'm turning away from something successful and focusing on Sam, my baby and my business.
The officials told him no action could be taken against hospitals for turning away patients since there was no legal provision to do so.
Washington, DC -- Cardinal McCarrick has taken to heart comments made by Pope Benedict in Cologne, when the Pope invited Muslim leaders to join him in turning away from "cruel fanaticism" which hinders world peace.
Of 100 UK leading consumer websites tested by the company, 3% were found to be turning away non-Internet Explorer web browser users and 7% of the sites included non-standard code recognised only by Internet Explorer.
It said it lost pounds 709,500 by refusing to deal with firms that supplied arms to oppressive regimes, up from pounds 242,000 the year before, while the cost of turning away business for animal welfare reasons jumped to pounds 556,500 from pounds 158,000.