Definition of Turn to

1. Verb. Speak to. "He addressed the crowd outside the window"

Exact synonyms: Address
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Specialized synonyms: Ask, Address, Call
Derivative terms: Addressee

2. Verb. Direct one's interest or attention towards; go into. "People turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium"

Definition of Turn to

1. Verb. (context: said of objects) to become, to degenerate into. ¹

2. Verb. to consult for advice ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn To

turn over a new leaf
turn round
turn signal
turn someone's crank
turn someone's head
turn tail
turn the air blue
turn the corner
turn the frown upside down
turn the other cheek
turn the page
turn the table
turn the tables
turn the tide
turn thumbs down
turn to (current term)
turn to custard
turn to dust
turn turtle
turn up
turn up for the book
turn up one's nose
turn up the heat
turn up the pressure
turn upside down

Literary usage of Turn to

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1903)
"in high repute, when even freemen in great numbers eagerly turn to these professions ?" " Certainly." XIV. " Can you possibly find a stronger proof of a ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Bacon, Let their vanity be flattered with things that will do them good; and let their pride set them on work on something which may turn to their advantage ..."

3. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"NB All who address the Duke must turn to him; half addressing him, and the audience. ... turn to ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... to turn to charcoal. (E.) Charcoal occurs in Butler's Hudibras, pt. ii. c. ... And again: 'But though the whole world turn to coal ; ' G. Herbert's ..."

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