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Verb: change  cheynj
  1. Make different; cause a transformation
    "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue";
    - alter, modify
  2. Undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
    "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
  3. Become different in some particular way
    "her mood changes in accordance with the weather";
    - alter, vary
  4. Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
    "The car changed lanes";
    - switch, shift
  5. Put on different clothes
    "Change before you go to the opera"
  6. Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
    "He changed his name";
    - exchange, commute, convert
  7. Give to, and receive from, one another
    "Would you change places with me?";
    - exchange, interchange
  8. Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
    "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast";
    - transfer
  9. Become deeper in tone
    "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old";
    - deepen
  10. Remove or replace the coverings of
    "Father had to learn how to change the baby"; "After each guest we changed the bed linens"
Noun: change  cheynj
  1. 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";
    - alteration, modification
  2. A relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    "he attributed the change to their marriage"
  3. The action of changing something
    "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
  4. The result of alteration or modification
    "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"
  5. 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"
  6. A thing that is different
    "he inspected several changes before selecting one"
  7. A different or fresh set of clothes
    "she brought a change in her overnight bag"
  8. Coins of small denomination regarded collectively
    "he had a pocketful of change"
  9. 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"
  10. A difference that is usually pleasant
    "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic";
    - variety

Derived forms: changing, changed, changes

Type of: action, article of clothing, cash, clothing, coin, consequence, difference, dress, duds [informal], effect, event, get dressed, go, habiliment [archaic], happening, hard cash, hard currency, issue, locomote, move, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, outcome, relation, replace, result, thing, threads [informal], togs [informal], transfer, travel, upshot, vesture, wear, wearable

Antonym: remain

Encyclopedia: Change, Saone-et-Loire