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    turned to him vs asked him for help

    Hello

    I'm wondering if the first and second sentences mean the same thing?

    - I turned to him several times but he let me down every time.
    - I asked him for help, but he turned me down.

    Thank you.

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    Re: turned to him vs asked him for help

    They don't mean the same.

    The second means you only asked him for help on one occasion.

    '... let me down' and '...turned me down' have different meanings.

    'I turned to him' does not necessarily mean 'I asked him for help'.

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    #3

    Re: turned to him vs asked him for help

    Would you please tell me when you turn to someone?

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    Re: turned to him vs asked him for help

    turn to

    v.1. To change the setting of something, such as a mechanical device, to some othersetting by or as if by turning a dial: Please turn the iron to a lower setting so you don'tburn the shirt. That night, everyone had their TVs turned to channel 5 to watch the news.
    2. To progress through pages so as to arrive at some place: I turned to the next page toread the rest of the story. Please turn your textbooks to page 31.
    3. To direct one's gaze to something by rotating or pivoting: The spectators turned to thesky as the jet flew overhead.
    4. To devote or apply someone or something to someone or something: We turned ourefforts to charity and community education.
    5. To devote or apply oneself to someone or something: I wasn't very good in math, so Iturned to biology.
    6. To channel one's attention, interest, or thought to something: In the spring, we turn tothoughts of love.
    7. To convert to some religion: He recently turned to Buddhism.
    8. To switch one's loyalty to some other side or party: Many disillusioned voters haveturned to third parties.
    9. To have recourse to someone or something for help, support, or information: Whom willyou turn to when you are in need?
    10. To cause someone or something to take on some nature or appearance; change ortransform someone or something to something: The low temperature has turned the riverto ice.
    11. To take on some nature or appearance: The tree's leaves turned to brown in the fall.
    (The Free Dictionary)

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