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Definitions of change:

  • noun:   the action of changing something
    Example: "The change of government had no impact on the economy"
  • noun:   a different or fresh set of clothes
    Example: "She brought a change in her overnight bag"
  • noun:   a thing that is different
    Example: "He inspected several changes before selecting one"
  • noun:   an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    Example: "The change was intended to increase sales"
  • noun:   the result of alteration or modification
    Example: "There were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"
  • noun:   money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency
    Example: "He got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver"
  • noun:   the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due
    Example: "I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change"
  • noun:   coins of small denomination regarded collectively
    Example: "He had a pocketful of change"
  • noun:   a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    Example: "He attributed the change to their marriage"
  • noun:   a difference that is usually pleasant
    Example: "It is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
  • verb:   undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
    Example: "She changed completely as she grew older"
  • verb:   make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    Example: "Her mood changes in accordance with the weather"
  • verb:   cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    Example: "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
  • verb:   exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
    Example: "He changed his name"
  • verb:   remove or replace the coverings of
    Example: "Father had to learn how to change the baby"
  • verb:   change clothes; put on different clothes
    Example: "Change before you go to the opera"
  • verb:   change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
    Example: "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
  • verb:   give to, and receive from, one another
    Example: "Would you change places with me?"
  • verb:   become deeper in tone
    Example: "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"
  • verb:   lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
    Example: "The car changed lanes"


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