What does turn on mean?

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turn on

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word turn on.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn-on(verb)

    something causing excitement or stimulating interest

  2. switch on, turn on(verb)

    cause to operate by flipping a switch

    "switch on the light"; "turn on the stereo"

  3. depend on, devolve on, depend upon, ride, turn on, hinge on, hinge upon(verb)

    be contingent on

    "The outcomes rides on the results of the election"; "Your grade will depends on your homework"

  4. turn on(verb)

    produce suddenly or automatically

    "Turn on the charm"; "turn on the waterworks"

  5. turn on(verb)

    become hostile towards

    "The dog suddenly turned on the mailman"

  6. agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up(verb)

    cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

    "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

  7. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up(verb)

    stimulate sexually

    "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

  8. trip, trip out, turn on, get off(verb)

    get high, stoned, or drugged

    "He trips every weekend"


  1. turn on(Verb)

    To depend upon; to pivot around, to have as a central subject.

  2. turn on(Verb)

    To set a flow of (water, gas, electricity etc.) running

  3. turn on(Verb)

    to power up (a device), to start, to cause to start operating.

  4. turn on(Verb)

    To start operating; to power up, to become on.

  5. turn on(Verb)

    To violently rebel against; to suddenly attack.

  6. turn on(Verb)

    To fill with enthusiasm; to intoxicate, give pleasure to ( + to an object of interest or excitement).

  7. turn on(Verb)

    To sexually arouse.

  8. turn on(Verb)

    to cause to take up drugs, especially hallucinogens.

How to pronounce turn on?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say turn on in sign language?

  1. turnon


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turn on in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turn on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of turn on in a Sentence

  1. Sandra Lee:

    Life can turn on a dime.

  2. Timothy Leary:

    Turn on, tune in, drop out

  3. Timothy Leary:

    Turn on, tune in and drop out.

  4. Maddy Dychtwald:

    Retirement is no longer a switch that you turn on and off.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    We still have to run our economy, we still have to turn on the lights.

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  • zapnoutCzech
  • einschaltenGerman
  • aktivigi, enŝaltiEsperanto
  • encenderSpanish
  • روشن کردنPersian
  • laittaa päälle, käynnistää, saada kiinnostumaan, kääntyä tielle, käynnistyä, kääntyä vastaan, päälleFinnish
  • allumer, emballer, mettre en marcheFrench
  • נדלק, הדליקHebrew
  • चालू करनाHindi
  • felkapcsol, beindít, bekapcsolHungarian
  • つける, ともす, [[スイッチ]]を[[入れる]]Japanese
  • 켜다Korean
  • вклу́чува, се приклу́чуваMacedonian
  • aandoen, inschakelenDutch
  • włączyć, włączaćPolish
  • acender, abrir, ligarPortuguese
  • включи́ть, включа́ться, включи́ться, заводи́ть, включа́ть, завести́Russian
  • vända sig motSwedish
  • yakmakTurkish

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