Definition of Change
1. Noun. An event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another. "The neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
Specialized synonyms: Acceleration, Deceleration, Retardation, Slowing, Avulsion, Break, Mutation, Sublimation, Surprise, Birth, Nascence, Nascency, Nativity, Breakup, Detachment, Separation, Vagary, Fluctuation, Variation, Conversion, Death, Decease, Expiry, Decrease, Drop-off, Lessening, Destabilization, Increase, Easing, Moderation, Relief, Deformation, Transition, Shift, Transformation, Transmutation, Scintillation, Sparkling, Twinkle, Play, Shimmer, Transmutation, Damage, Harm, Impairment, Development, Revolution, Chromosomal Mutation, Genetic Mutation, Mutation, Sex Change, Loss Of Consciousness
Generic synonyms: Happening, Natural Event, Occurrence, Occurrent
Derivative terms: Alter, Modify
2. Verb. Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation. "They change their earnings this year"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Specialized synonyms: Arouse, Awaken, Rouse, Wake, Wake Up, Waken, Cause To Sleep, Affect, Freshen, Refresh, Refreshen, Fecundate, Fertilise, Fertilize, Inseminate, Indispose, Cry, Etiolate, Shade, Animalise, Animalize, Brutalise, Brutalize, Convert, Opalise, Opalize, Arterialise, Arterialize, Get, Make, Counterchange, Interchange, Transpose, Vascularise, Vascularize, Decrepitate, Suburbanise, Suburbanize, Overturn, Revolutionise, Revolutionize, Etiolate, Barbarise, Barbarize, Alkalinise, Alkalinize, Mythicise, Mythicize, Mythologise, Mythologize, Allegorise, Allegorize, Demythologise, Demythologize, Bring, Land, Coarsen, Affect, Bear On, Bear Upon, Impact, Touch, Touch On, Alchemise, Alchemize, Alcoholise, Alcoholize, Form, Shape, Round, Round Down, Round Off, Round Out, Suspend, Sober, Reconstruct, Increase, Ease Off, Ease Up, Let Up, Assimilate, Dissimilate, Commute, Convert, Exchange, Vitalise, Vitalize, Clear, Unclutter, Activate, Activate, Activate, Aerate, Activate, Deactivate, Inactivate, Blunt, Deaden, Reconstruct, Redo, Remodel, Edit, Redact, Cut, Edit, Edit Out, Chasten, Subdue, Tame, Chasten, Moderate, Temper, Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate, Aggravate, Exacerbate, Exasperate, Worsen, Wet, Dry, Dry Out, Lubricate, Beef Up, Fortify, Strengthen, Fortify, Lace, Spike, Weaken, Blunt, Oxidate, Oxidise, Oxidize, Merge, Unify, Unite, Age, Mature, Ripen, Antiquate, Antique, Antiquate, Develop, Make Grow, Soften, Damage, Ossify, Acerbate, Stabilise, Stabilize, Destabilise, Destabilize, Sensibilise, Sensibilize, Sensify, Sensitise, Sensitize, Desensitise, Desensitize, Accustom, Habituate, Disarray, Disorder, Discolor, Color, Color In, Colorise, Colorize, Colour, Colour In, Colourise, Colourize, Stain, Hue, Uglify, Untune, Adjust, Correct, Set, Set, Disqualify, Indispose, Unfit, Domesticate, Domesticise, Domesticize, Reclaim, Tame, Widen, Dehydrogenate, Hydrogenate, Oxygenise, Oxygenize, Darken, Brighten, Lighten, Lighten Up, Blear, Blur, Bedim, Obscure, Overcloud, Blot Out, Hide, Obliterate, Obscure, Veil, Cook, Slenderise, Slenderize, Crack, Dismiss, Dissolve, End, Terminate, Defog, Demist, Concentrate, Condense, Contract, Chill, Cool, Cool Down, Heat, Heat Up, Warm, Boil, Freeze, Blister, Change Over, Shift, Switch, Transpose, Change Over, Convert, Transform, Transform, Transform, Transmute, Transform, Transmute, Transubstantiate, Ash, Transform, Translate, Reclaim, Rectify, Reform, Regenerate, Convert, Islamise, Islamize, Invert, Reverse, Turn Back, Invert, Customise, Customize, Individualise, Individualize, Personalise, Personalize, Depersonalise, Depersonalize, Objectify, Sharpen, Drop, Flatten, Disintegrate, Magnetise, Magnetize, Degauss, Demagnetise, Demagnetize, Simplify, Complicate, Elaborate, Rarify, Refine, Refine, Complicate, Perplex, Pressurise, Pressurize, Supercharge, Centralise, Centralize, Concentrate, Decentralise, Decentralize, Deconcentrate, Socialise, Socialize, Fix, Gear Up, Prepare, Ready, Set, Set Up, Internationalise, Internationalize, Bolshevise, Bolshevize, Communise, Communize, Europeanise, Europeanize, Europeanise, Europeanize, Bestialise, Bestialize, Americanise, Americanize, Frenchify, Civilise, Civilize, Nationalise, Nationalize, Denationalise, Denationalize, Naturalise, Naturalize, Denaturalise, Denaturalize, Naturalise, Naturalize, Denaturalise, Denaturalize, Even, Even Out, Equal, Equalise, Equalize, Equate, Match, Stiffen, Loose, Loosen, Fasten, Tighten, Transitivise, Transitivize, Detransitivise, Detransitivize, Intransitivise, Intransitivize, Inspissate, Thicken, Full, Diversify, Decelerate, Slow Down, Deaden, Accelerate, Speed, Speed Up, Check, Delay, Retard, Decrease, Lessen, Minify, Liquefy, Liquidise, Liquidize, Liquify, Solvate, Dissolve, Validate, Invalidate, Vitiate, Void, Empty, Fill, Fill Up, Make Full, Saturate, Clot, Coagulate, Louden, Normalise, Normalize, Renormalise, Renormalize, Morph, Neutralise, Neutralize, Commercialise, Commercialize, Market, Purge, Purify, Sanctify, Mechanise, Mechanize, Automate, Automatise, Automatize, Automatise, Automatize, Mechanise, Mechanize, Chord, Harmonise, Harmonize, Polarise, Polarize, Glorify, Contaminate, Devalue, Insulate, Calcify, Urbanise, Urbanize, Urbanise, Urbanize, Emulsify, Demulsify, Decarboxylate, Nazify, Fecundate, Fertilise, Fertilize, Clarify, Embrittle, Mark, Nick, Disable, Disenable, Incapacitate, Enable, De-emphasise, De-emphasize, Destress, Tender, Tenderise, Tenderize, Charge, Bubble, Sweeten, Iodinate, Ionate, Archaise, Archaize, Inform, Officialise, Officialize, Occidentalise, Occidentalize, Westernise, Westernize, Orientalise, Orientalize, Acetylate, Acetylise, Acetylize, Achromatise, Achromatize, Collimate, Parallel, Camp, Classicise, Classicize, Conventionalise, Conventionalize, Decimalise, Decimalize, Dizzy, Envenom, Poison, Exteriorise, Exteriorize, Externalise, Externalize, Objectify, Glamorise, Glamorize, Glamourise, Glamourize, Introvert, Laicise, Laicize, Politicise, Politicize, Radicalize, Proof, Romanticise, Romanticize, Rusticate, Sauce, Shallow, Shoal, Tense, Steepen, Scramble, Unscramble, Unsex, Vitrify, Pall, Saponify, Expand, Extend, Set Aside, Suspend, Muddy, Transform, Elevate, Lift, Raise, Harshen, Dinge, Demonise, Demonize, Devilise, Devilize, Diabolise, Diabolize, Etherealize, Etherialise, Immaterialise, Immaterialize, Unsubstantialise, Unsubstantialize, Animate, Animise, Animize, Clear, Dynamise, Dynamize, Dynamise, Dynamize, Rarefy, Sublimate, Subtilize, Volatilise, Volatilize, Uniformise, Uniformize, Symmetrise, Symmetrize, Eternalise, Eternalize, Eternise, Eternize, Immortalise, Immortalize, Denature, Denature, Denature, Sanitise, Sanitize, Verbify, Shift, Sputter, Draw, Make, Dope, Prostrate, Excite, Energise, Energize, Excite, Shake, Outmode, Spice, Spice Up, Shorten, Think, Make, Deflate, Inflate, Reflate, Digitalise, Digitalize, Digitise, Digitize, Gelatinise, Gelatinize, Recombine, Effeminise, Effeminize, Feminise, Feminize, Womanize, Masculinise, Masculinize, Virilise, Virilize, Masculinize, Disharmonize, Dissonate, Sexualise, Sexualize, Schematise, Schematize, Patent, Constitutionalise, Constitutionalize, Rationalise, Rationalize, Plasticise, Plasticize, Rarefy, Paganise, Paganize, Incandesce, Deaminate, Deaminize, Angulate, Circularize, Sensitise, Sensitize, Sensitise, Sensitize, Depolarise, Depolarize, Intensify, Isomerise, Isomerize, Legitimate, Evaporate, Vaporise, Industrialise, Industrialize, Opacify, Opsonize, Militarise, Militarize, Nationalise, Nationalize, Recommend, Sentimentalise, Sentimentalize, Solemnise, Solemnize, Territorialise, Territorialize, Transaminate, Glorify, Spiritualize, Transfigure, Unsanctify, Vesiculate, Visualise, Visualize, Variegate, Ventilate, Vivify, Vulgarise, Vulgarize, Supple, Professionalise, Professionalize, Smut, Still, Weaponize, Eroticize, Sex Up, Piggyback, Port, Lifehack, Cloud, Blur, Confuse, Obnubilate, Obscure, Moderate, Tame, Tone Down, Obfuscate, Synchronise, Synchronize, Mince, Moderate, Soften, Militarise, Militarize, Break Down, Crush, Fat, Fatten, Fatten Out, Fatten Up, Fill Out, Flesh Out, Plump, Plump Out, Disturb, Touch, Dull, Blunt, Dull, Sharpen, Coarsen, Loosen, Loosen, Undo, Untie, Barb, String, Straighten, Straighten Out, Bring, Amalgamate, Commix, Mingle, Mix, Unify, Charge, Put, Clean, Make Clean, Begrime, Bemire, Colly, Dirty, Grime, Soil, Depress, Lower, Deform, Break, Break Up, Alter, Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament, Humanise, Humanize, Humble, Alien, Alienate, Disaffect, Estrange, Right, Desensitise, Desensitize, Deodorise, Deodorize, Deodourise, Develop, Blur, Blind, Change Intensity, Change Taste, Exchange, Interchange, Replace, Substitute, Capture, Add, Bestow, Bring, Contribute, Impart, Lend, Reestablish, Reinstate, Restore, Liberalise, Liberalize, Compensate, Correct, Redress, Right, Democratise, Democratize, Neutralize, Corrupt, Debase, Debauch, Demoralise, Demoralize, Deprave, Misdirect, Pervert, Profane, Subvert, Vitiate, Loosen, Relax, Unify, Unite, Flocculate, Turn, Cohere
Derivative terms: Alterable, Alteration, Alteration, Changer, Modifiable, Modification
3. Noun. A relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event. "He attributed the change to their marriage"
4. Verb. Undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature. "The weather changed last night"
5. Noun. The action of changing something. "His change on abortion cost him the election"
Specialized synonyms: Entail, About-face, Policy Change, Reversal, Volte-face, Adulteration, Move, Relocation, Downshift, Downshift, Filtration, Reduction, Simplification, Decimalisation, Decimalization, Metrication, Metrification, Variation, Turning, Diversification, Variegation, Flux, Shift, Switch, Switching, Commutation, Exchange, Substitution, Promotion, Demotion, Change Of State, Adjustment, Alteration, Modification, Motion, Move, Movement, Movement, Motility, Motion, Move, Movement, Change Of Direction, Reorientation, Change Of Magnitude, Change Of Integrity, Conversion, Updating, Change Of Shape, Satisfaction, Nationalisation, Nationalization, Communisation, Communization, Secularisation, Secularization, Rollover
6. Verb. Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence. "They change the countryside"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
Specialized synonyms: Alternate, Jump, Crackle, Modulate, Avianise, Avianize, Move, Accommodate, Adapt, Let Out, Widen, Take In, Branch Out, Broaden, Diversify, Diversify, Radiate, Narrow, Narrow Down, Specialise, Specialize, Honeycomb, Break
Derivative terms: Variable, Variable, Variant, Variant, Variation
7. Noun. The result of alteration or modification. "There had been no change in the mountains"
Specialized synonyms: Depolarisation, Depolarization
8. Verb. Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another. "The car changed lanes"
Related verbs: Commute, Convert, Exchange
Specialized synonyms: Transition, Shift, Break, Channel-surf, Surf, Jump, Leap, Diphthongise, Diphthongize, Cut, Break
Derivative terms: Shift, Switch
9. Noun. The balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due. "I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change"
10. Verb. Change clothes; put on different clothes. "They change "; "Change before you go to the opera"
11. Noun. A thing that is different. "He inspected several changes before selecting one"
12. Verb. Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category. "They change the money "; "Convert holdings into shares"
Specialized synonyms: Rectify, Utilize, Capitalise, Capitalize, Launder, Break
Generic synonyms: Replace
Related verbs: Shift, Switch
Derivative terms: Commutation, Conversion, Convertible, Exchange, Exchanger
13. Noun. A different or fresh set of clothes. "She brought a change in her overnight bag"
14. Verb. Give to, and receive from, one another. "They change the goods"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
Generic synonyms: Transfer
Specialized synonyms: Sell, Cash, Cash In, Ransom, Redeem, Redeem, Fill In, Stand In, Sub, Substitute, Swap, Switch, Swop, Trade, Barter, Trade, Trade In
Derivative terms: Exchange, Interchange
15. Noun. Coins of small denomination regarded collectively. "He had a pocketful of change"
16. Verb. Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another. "They change "; "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
17. Noun. Money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency. "He got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver"
18. Verb. Become deeper in tone. "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
19. Noun. A difference that is usually pleasant. "It is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
20. Verb. Remove or replace the coverings of. "After each guest we changed the bed linens"
Definition of Change
1. v. t. To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance.
2. v. i. To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better.
3. n. Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles.
Definition of Change
1. Noun. the process of becoming different. ¹
2. Noun. small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination. ¹
3. Noun. a replacement, e.g. ''a change of clothes'' ¹
4. Noun. money given back when a customer hands over more than the exact price of an item. ¹
5. Noun. a transfer between vehicles ¹
6. Noun. (baseball) a change-up pitch ¹
7. Verb. (intransitive) To become something different. ¹
8. Verb. (transitive ergative) To make something into something different. ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) To replace. ¹
10. Verb. (intransitive) To replace one's clothing. ¹
11. Verb. (intransitive) To transfer to another vehicle (train, bus, etc.) ¹
12. Verb. (archaic) To exchange. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Change
1. to make different [v CHANGED, CHANGING, CHANGES] - See also: different
Medical Definition of Change
1. An alteration; in pathology, structural alteration of which the cause and significance is uncertain. Synonym: shift. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Change
Literary usage of Change
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pelicotetics, Or, The Science of Quantity: Or, The Science of Quantity. An by Archibald Sandeman (1868)
"367) to the small change — aHo***'-***' of a numerical quantity «x arising ... i+a~*u' of i arising from a small change —X+X' of I's logarithm o equal to ..."
2. Transactions by Cambridge Philological Society (1899)
"The change of a > Q was not originally limited to accented syllables. ... THE change OF a > ce\ Pin open syllables the change appears to have taken place ..."
3. Around the world in eighty days, tr. by G.M. Towle by Jules Verne (1874)
"IT is time to relate what a change took place in English public opinion, when it transpired ... Phileas Fogg's name was once more at a premium on 'change. ..."
4. Outlines of the History of the English Language by Thomas Northcote Toller (1900)
"Examination of the country, however, to the discovery of a story of extreme interest, that tells of various change, of violent disturbance or of gradual ..."
5. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"CHAPTER ON THE NATURE OF LINGUISTIC change SOUND change AND SOUND LAWS One of the great accomplishments of historical linguistics in the nineteenth century ..."