Deactivate and Turn off


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Deactivate verb – To cause to stop functioning.
Usage example: deactivate the machine carefully, or you'll risk an electric shock

Turn off is a synonym for deactivate. In some cases you can use "Turn off" instead a verb "Deactivate". popular alternative
Nearby Word: deactivating
Synonyms for Deactivate

Turn off

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Turn off verb – To cause to stop functioning.
Usage example: please turn off the fan when you're done

Deactivate is a synonym for turn off. You can use "Deactivate" instead a verb "Turn off". popular alternative
Synonyms for Turn off
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