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change

noun (n)

  • an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another (noun.event)
    Example:
    The change was intended to increase sales.
    This storm is certainly a change for the worse.
    source: wordnet30
  • a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event (noun.linkdef)
    Example:
    He attributed the change to their marriage.
    source: wordnet30
  • the action of changing something (noun.act)
    Example:
    The change of government had no impact on the economy.
    His change on abortion cost him the election.
    source: wordnet30
  • the result of alteration or modification (noun.phenomenon)
    Example:
    There were marked changes in the lining of the lungs.
    There had been no change in the mountains.
    source: wordnet30
  • the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due (noun.possession)
    Example:
    I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change.
    source: wordnet30
  • a thing that is different (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He inspected several changes before selecting one.
    source: wordnet30
  • a different or fresh set of clothes (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    She brought a change in her overnight bag.
    source: wordnet30
  • coins of small denomination regarded collectively (noun.possession)
    Example:
    He had a pocketful of change.
    source: wordnet30
  • money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency (noun.possession)
    Example:
    He got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver.
    source: wordnet30
  • a difference that is usually pleasant (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: variety
    Example:
    It is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic.
    source: wordnet30
  • Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • cause to change; make different; cause a transformation (verb.change)
    Synonym: alter, modify
    Example:
    The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue.
    source: wordnet30
  • undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature (verb.change)
    Antonym: remain, rest, stay
    Example:
    She changed completely as she grew older.
    The weather changed last night.
    source: wordnet30
  • become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence (verb.change)
    Synonym: alter, vary
    Example:
    Her mood changes in accordance with the weather.
    source: wordnet30
  • lay aside, abandon, or leave for another (verb.change)
    Synonym: shift, switch
    Example:
    The car changed lanes.
    source: wordnet30
  • change clothes; put on different clothes (verb.change)
    Example:
    Change before you go to the opera.
    source: wordnet30
  • exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category (verb.change)
    Example:
    He changed his name.
    source: wordnet30
  • give to, and receive from, one another (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Would you change places with me?.
    source: wordnet30
  • change from one vehicle or transportation line to another (verb.motion)
    Synonym: transfer
    Example:
    She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast.
    source: wordnet30
  • become deeper in tone (verb.change)
    Synonym: deepen
    Example:
    His voice began to change when he was 12 years old.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove or replace the coverings of (verb.change)
    Example:
    Father had to learn how to change the baby.
    After each guest we changed the bed linens.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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