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parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: changed, changes, changing
definition 1: to alter the content or form of.
The witness changed his testimony.The author was not satisfied with her novel until she'd changed the ending.
adjust, alter, revise
freeze, maintain
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amend, color, commute, convert, doctor, metabolize, modify, permute, rearrange, recast, recompose, reform, remake, revamp, sublimate, switch, transform, transmute, vary
definition 2: to cause to become something completely different (usu. fol. by to or into).
They changed their reservation from seven o'clock to eight o'clock.In the story, the witch changes the prince into a frog.Someone changed the number 4 into a 9.
commute, convert, metamorphose, transform, translate, transmute, turn
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modify, rearrange, recast, recompose, reform, remake, revolutionize, switch, transfigure, transmogrify
definition 3: to give and receive in turn; interchange.
The two students changed rooms because they each preferred the other's.
exchange, interchange, swap, switch, trade
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definition 4: to make a substitution or identical replacement for.
The sheets on the bed are clean; I changed them this morning.Our daughter will change schools when we move.Someone needs to change the baby's diaper.
exchange, switch
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definition 5: of money, to break down into smaller denominations, or convert into foreign currency.
Could you change a hundred-dollar bill for me?We'll need to change our British pounds for euros when we go to France.
definition 6: to remove and replace the clothes or coverings of.
I changed the baby just before I put him down for his nap.The housekeeping staff change the guest beds every day.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become altered or transformed.
You have changed since the last time I saw you.The leaves change in the fall.The caterpillar changed into a butterfly overnight.
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about-face, convert, deviate, differentiate, diverge, metamorphose, modify, mutate, reform, shift, vary
definition 2: to make an exchange.
exchange, swap, trade
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barter, interchange
definition 3: to dress in other clothing.
I want to change before the party.
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definition 4: to transfer to a different conveyance or mode of transportation.
We change in New York.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of changing; the fact of being changed.
The theater is dark during the change of scenery.
alteration, conversion, modification, permutation
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adjustment, changeover, difference, mutation, reformation, revision, shift, transfiguration, transformation, translation, transmutation, variation, vicissitude
definition 2: a transformation or alteration.
There has been a change in her.
alteration, difference, modification, permutation, transformation
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about-face, adjustment, amendment, conversion, metamorphosis, mutation, reformation, reversal, revision, revolution, sea change, shift, swing, switch, transfiguration, transition, transmutation, turn, turnabout, turnaround, variation
definition 3: a thing that is different from the usual.
Let's go to the mountains for a change.
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difference, diversion, diversity, innovation, novelty, variation
definition 4: money given in smaller denominations as the equivalent of a bill of a higher denomination.
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call, occasion, opening
definition 5: the money that one is given in return if one pays for something with an amount of money than is greater than the price.
He'd paid for the newspaper with a twenty-dollar bill and was now waiting for his change.
definition 6: coins.
Some change fell out through a hole in his pocket.
coins, silver
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cash, cents, money, petty cash, pocket money, small change
definition 7: a different set of clothing.
After coming home in the rain, I needed a change.
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apparel, clothes, clothing, outfit
definition 8: anything substituted for something else.
I was staying overnight, so I brought a change of clothes.
substitute, substitution
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alternate, alternative, equivalent, exchange, replacement, stand-in, surrogate
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derivation: changing (adj.)
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