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change

noun

1 change

An event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another:
— The change was intended to increase sales.
— This storm is certainly a change for the worse.

synonyms: alteration, modification.

Roget 140: change, alteration, mutation, permutation, variation, modification, modulation, inflexion, mood, qualification, innovation, metastasis, deviation, turn, ... show more

Roget 799: mart; market, marketplace; fair, bazaar, staple, exchange, change, bourse, hall, guildhall; tollbooth, customhouse; Tattersall's.    ... show more

Roget 800: money, legal tender; money matters, money market; finance; accounts etc. 811; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets etc. ... show more

Dutch: afwisseling, alternantie, alternatie, alternering, variatie, variëteit, verandering
Polish: odmiana, zmiana



2 change

A relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event.

3 change

The action of changing something.

Dutch: alteratie, verandering, wijziging

4 change

The result of alteration or modification.

5 change

The balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due.

Polish: reszta

6 change

A thing that is different.

7 change

A different or fresh set of clothes.

8 change

Coins of small denomination regarded collectively.

Polish: drobne, moniaki, drobnica, drobniaki, bilon, klepaki

9 change

Money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency.

10 change

A difference that is usually pleasant:
— It is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic.

synonym: variety.

verb

1 change

Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation:
— The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue.

synonyms: alter, modify.

Roget 140: change, alter, vary, wax and wane; modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with; turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, ... show more

Dutch: altereren, changeren, converteren, herscheppen, modificeren, omzetten, variëren, veranderen, wijzigen

2 change

Undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.

Roget 605: be irresolute etc. adj.; hang in suspense, keep in suspense; leave "ad referendum"; think twice about, pause; dawdle etc. (inactivity) 683; remain neuter; dillydally, ... show more

Dutch: kenteren, keren, veranderen, zich omkleden

3 change

Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence:
— Her mood changes in accordance with the weather.

synonyms: alter, vary.

Dutch: fluctueren, variëren, wisselen

4 change

Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another:
— The car changed lanes.

synonyms: shift, switch.

5 change

Change clothes; put on different clothes.

Dutch: omkleden

6 change

Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category:
— He changed his name.

synonyms: commute, convert, exchange.

7 change

Give to, and receive from, one another:
— Would you change places with me?.

synonyms: exchange, interchange.

Dutch: inwisselen, omruilen, omwisselen, ruilen, swap, verwisselen

8 change

Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another:
— She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast.

synonym: transfer.

9 change

Become deeper in tone:
— His voice began to change when he was 12 years old.

synonym: deepen.

10 change

Remove or replace the coverings of.


Moby thesaurus: aberration, about-face, accommodate, adapt, adjust, advance, agency, agent, alchemy, alter, alteration, alternate, alternative, ameliorate, analogy, analysis, analyze, anatomization, anatomize, ascend ... show more.

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