turn down

I
v. reject, repudiate. See rejection.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To decrease in volume, etc.]
Syn. hush, lower, curb; see decrease 2 .
2. [To refuse]
Syn. reject, decline, rebuff; see refuse 1 , scorn 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
reject, say no to, rebuff, *give a thumbs-down, refuse, decline, disapprove, *nix, veto, *shoot down.
ANT.: accept, okay, approve
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To be unwilling to accept, consider, or receive: decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, spurn. Slang: nix. Idiom: turn thumbs down on. See ACCEPT. 2. To be unwilling to grant: deny, disallow, refuse, withhold. See ACCEPT. 3. To prevent or forbid authoritatively: blackball, negative, veto. Slang: nix. Idiom: turn thumbs down on. See ACCEPT.

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