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Definition 1: the action of changing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the change of government had no impact on the economy
  • his change on abortion cost him the election

(change is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of change ) the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing the location of something

"the movement of cargo onto the vessel"

(... is a kind of change ) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing the amount or size of something

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing something to bring it up to date (usually by adding something)

"criminal records need regular updating"

(... is a kind of change ) an action that changes the shape of something

(... is a kind of change ) act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite

"the satisfaction of their demand for better services"

(... is a kind of change ) the action of rendering national in character

(... is a kind of change ) a change from private property to public property owned by the community

(... is a kind of change ) the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion

(... is a kind of change ) act of lowering in rank or position

(... is a kind of change ) act of raising in rank or position

(... is a kind of change ) the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:

"he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"

(... is a kind of change ) the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple

(... is a kind of change ) a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

"an about-face on foreign policy"

(... is a kind of change ) the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another)

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing your residence or place of business

"they say that three moves equal one fire"

(... is a kind of change ) a change to a lower gear in a car or bicycle

(... is a kind of change ) a change from a financially rewarding but stressful career to a less well paid but more fulfilling one

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter

(... is a kind of change ) the act of reducing complexity

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing to a decimal system

"the decimalization of British currency"

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing from imperial units of measurement to metric units: meters, grams, seconds

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard

"who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"

(... is a kind of change ) act of changing in practice or custom

"the law took many turnings over the years"

(... is a kind of change ) the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered)

"my broker recommended a greater diversification of my investments" "he limited his losses by diversification of his product line"

(... is a kind of change ) in constant change

"his opinions are in flux" "the newness and flux of the computer industry"

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing one thing or position for another

"his switch on abortion cost him the election"

(... is a kind of change ) the act of changing the institution that invests your pension plan without incurring a tax penalty

Definition 2: a different or fresh set of clothes - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she brought a change in her overnight bag

(change is a kind of ...) a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Definition 3: a thing that is different - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he inspected several changes before selecting one

(change is a kind of ...) an entity that is not named specifically

"I couldn't tell what the thing was"

Definition 4: a difference that is usually pleasant - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he goes to France for variety
  • it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic

Synonyms for change in the sense of this definition

(change is a kind of ...) the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

"there are many differences between jazz and rock"

Definition 5: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another - [noun denoting event]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the change was intended to increase sales
  • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
  • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago

Synonyms for change in the sense of this definition

(change is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of change ) an increase in rate of change

"modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change"

(... is a kind of change ) a change for the better

(... is a kind of change ) alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it

(... is a kind of change ) a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another

(... is a kind of change ) a qualitative change

(... is a kind of change ) a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

(... is a kind of change ) a weak and tremulous light

"the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers" "the play of light on the water"

(... is a kind of change ) (physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment)

"the transmutation of base metals into gold proved to be impossible"

(... is a kind of change ) the occurrence of a change for the worse

(... is a kind of change ) a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation

"recent developments in Iraq" "what a revolting development!"

(... is a kind of change ) a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving

"the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"

(... is a kind of change ) (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism

(... is a kind of change ) a change in a person's physical sexual characteristics (as by surgery and hormone treatments)

(... is a kind of change ) a change resulting in an increase

"the increase is scheduled for next month"

(... is a kind of change ) an event that causes a loss of equilibrium (as of a ship or aircraft)

(... is a kind of change ) a change downward

"there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided" "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"

(... is a kind of change ) a decrease in rate of change

"the deceleration of the arms race"

(... is a kind of change ) an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another

(... is a kind of change ) an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)

"then there was a break in her voice"

(... is a kind of change ) a change or alteration in form or qualities

(... is a kind of change ) (psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable

(... is a kind of change ) a sudden unexpected event

(... is a kind of change ) the event of being born

"they celebrated the birth of their first child"

(... is a kind of change ) coming apart

(... is a kind of change ) an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)

"the vagaries of the weather" "his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market" "he has dealt with human vagaries for many years"

(... is a kind of change ) an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

(... is a kind of change ) a change of religion

"his conversion to the Catholic faith"

(... is a kind of change ) the event of dying or departure from life

"her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

(... is a kind of change ) the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond

Definition 6: the result of alteration or modification - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs
  • there had been no change in the mountains

(change is a kind of ...) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

(... is a kind of change ) a loss of polarity or polarization

Definition 7: coins of small denomination regarded collectively - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a pocketful of change

(change is a kind of ...) a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Definition 8: the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change

(change is a kind of ...) money in the form of bills or coins

"there is a desperate shortage of hard cash"

Definition 9: money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver

(change is a kind of ...) money in the form of bills or coins

"there is a desperate shortage of hard cash"

Definition 10: a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he attributed the change to their marriage

(change is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

(... is a kind of change ) a significant change

"the difference in her is amazing" "his support made a real difference"

(... is a kind of change ) a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension

Definition 11: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature - [verb of change]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She changed completely as she grew older
  • The weather changed last night

(... is a kind of change ) become or make oneself fresh again

"She freshened up after the tennis game"

(... is a kind of change ) put on clothes

"we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

(... is a kind of change ) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

"He grew a beard" "The patient developed abdominal pains" "I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo regeneration

(... is a kind of change ) pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree

"the butterfly wings shade to yellow"

(... is a kind of change ) become a gel

"The solid, when heated, gelled"

(... is a kind of change ) become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling

(... is a kind of change ) change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change

"The substance converts to an acid"

(... is a kind of change ) develop into a creole

"pidgins often creolize"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo mutation

"cells mutate"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo

"The stocks had a fast run-up"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo decrepitation and crackle

"The salt decrepitated"

(... is a kind of change ) take on suburban character

"the city suburbanized"

(... is a kind of change ) show certain properties when being rolled

"The carpet rolls unevenly" "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"

(... is a kind of change ) become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance

"Her eyes glaze over when she is bored"

(... is a kind of change ) pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

"The weather turned nasty" "She grew angry"

(... is a kind of change ) become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language

(... is a kind of change ) become alkaline

(... is a kind of change ) change to the contrary

"The trend was reversed" "the tides turned against him" "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

(... is a kind of change ) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of change ) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of change ) assume a form or shape

"the water formed little beads"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of change ) rise in rank or status

"Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"

(... is a kind of change ) become similar in sound

"The nasal assimilates to the following consonant"

(... is a kind of change ) become dissimilar or less similar

"These two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time"

(... is a kind of change ) become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities

"These consonants dissimilate"

(... is a kind of change ) change in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of change ) make less severe or harsh or extreme

"please modify this letter to make it more polite" "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

(... is a kind of change ) become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor

(... is a kind of change ) be broken in

"If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress"

(... is a kind of change ) fall into decay or ruin

"The unoccupied house started to decay"

(... is a kind of change ) become moldy; spoil due to humidity

"The furniture molded in the old house"

(... is a kind of change ) become hydrated and combine with water

(... is a kind of change ) become dry or drier

"The laundry dries in the sun"

(... is a kind of change ) gain strength

"His body strengthened"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo the process of distillation

(... is a kind of change ) to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons

(... is a kind of change ) break into simpler molecules by means of heat

"The petroleum cracked"

(... is a kind of change ) add oxygen to or combine with oxygen

(... is a kind of change ) enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide

"This metal oxidizes easily"

(... is a kind of change ) become attached by or as if by the process of growth

"The tree trunks had grown together"

(... is a kind of change ) become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

"With age, he mellowed"

(... is a kind of change ) become soft or softer

"The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"

(... is a kind of change ) become converted into ions

(... is a kind of change ) become stable or more stable

"The economy stabilized"

(... is a kind of change ) become unstable

"The economy destabilized rapidly"

(... is a kind of change ) become lighter

"The room lightened up"

(... is a kind of change ) change color, often in an undesired manner

"The shirts discolored"

(... is a kind of change ) lose color or turn colorless

"The painting discolored"

(... is a kind of change ) make or become more narrow or restricted

"The selection was narrowed" "The road narrowed"

(... is a kind of change ) become dark or darker

"The sky darkened"

(... is a kind of change ) become dim or lusterless

"the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"

(... is a kind of change ) immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes

"boil potatoes" "boil wool"

(... is a kind of change ) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

"The glass cracked when it was heated"

(... is a kind of change ) come to light; become known

"It transpired that she had worked as spy in East Germany"

(... is a kind of change ) return to a previous location or condition

"The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(... is a kind of change ) vaporize and then condense right back again

(... is a kind of change ) lose intensity

"His enthusiasm cooled considerably"

(... is a kind of change ) become more friendly or open

"She warmed up after we had lunch together"

(... is a kind of change ) get warm or warmer

"The soup warmed slowly on the stove"

(... is a kind of change ) change in outward structure or looks

"He transformed into a monster" "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"

(... is a kind of change ) change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief

"She converted to Buddhism"

(... is a kind of change ) become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness

"the varnished table top dulled with time"

(... is a kind of change ) get or become familiar or accustomed with through experience

"I finally got used to my husband's odd habits"

(... is a kind of change ) have or develop complicating consequences

"These actions will ramify"

(... is a kind of change ) become American in character

"After a year in Iowa, he has totally Americanized"

(... is a kind of change ) become technologically advanced

"Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace" "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"

(... is a kind of change ) become stiff or stiffer

"He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room"

(... is a kind of change ) become tight or tighter

"The rope tightened"

(... is a kind of change ) stop operating or functioning

"The engine finally went" "The car died on the road" "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town" "The coffee maker broke" "The engine failed on the way to town" "her eyesight went after the accident"

(... is a kind of change ) end resistance, as under pressure or force

"The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"

(... is a kind of change ) become hard or harder

"The wax hardened"

(... is a kind of change ) make hard or harder

"The cold hardened the butter"

(... is a kind of change ) to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light

"His whole frame suffused with a cold dew"

(... is a kind of change ) become quiet or still; fall silent

"hush my baby!"

(... is a kind of change ) become normal or return to its normal state

"Let us hope that relations with this country will normalize soon"

(... is a kind of change ) set or arrange in a new or different determinate position

"Orient the house towards the South"

(... is a kind of change ) become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin

"The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"

(... is a kind of change ) become assimilated into the body

"Protein digests in a few hours"

(... is a kind of change ) go back to a statistical means

(... is a kind of change ) become soiled and dirty

(... is a kind of change ) lose calcium or calcium compounds

(... is a kind of change ) develop industry; become industrial

"The nations of South East Asia will quickly industrialize and catch up with the West"

(... is a kind of change ) lose a carboxyl group

"the compound decarboxylated"

(... is a kind of change ) become spotted

"This dress spots quickly"

(... is a kind of change ) receive a specified treatment (abstract)

"These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation" "His movie received a good review" "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"

(... is a kind of change ) receive substitution of an acetyl group

"the compounds acetylated"

(... is a kind of change ) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

"His voice took on a sad tone" "The story took a new turn" "he adopted an air of superiority" "She assumed strange manners" "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"

(... is a kind of change ) assume a prim appearance

"They mince and prim"

(... is a kind of change ) cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes necessary to fertilize an egg

(... is a kind of change ) become cheeselike

"necrotic tissue caseates"

(... is a kind of change ) turn into cheese

"The milk caseated"

(... is a kind of change ) turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in burning

(... is a kind of change ) be or become preserved

"the apricots cure in the sun"

(... is a kind of change ) become light

"It started to dawn, and we had to get up"

(... is a kind of change ) add salt to

"salinated solution"

(... is a kind of change ) remove salt from

"desalinate water"

(... is a kind of change ) become shallow

"the lake shallowed over time"

(... is a kind of change ) become steeper

"The mountain side has steepened"

(... is a kind of change ) become obsolete

(... is a kind of change ) undergo ulceration

"Her stomach ulcerated"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo vitrification; become glassy or glass-like

(... is a kind of change ) undergo vulcanization

"vulcanize rubber"

(... is a kind of change ) become less interesting or attractive

(... is a kind of change ) lose sparkle or bouquet

"wine and beer can pall"

(... is a kind of change ) become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali

"the oil saponified"

(... is a kind of change ) progress by being changed

"The speech has to go through several more drafts" "run through your presentation before the meeting"

(... is a kind of change ) reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position

"The water came to a boil" "We came to understand the true meaning of life" "Their anger came to a boil" "I came to realize the true meaning of life" "The shoes came untied" "come into contact with a terrorist group" "his face went red" "your wish will come true"

(... is a kind of change ) be struck or affected by

"catch fire" "catch the mood"

(... is a kind of change ) become popular

"This fashion caught on in Paris"

(... is a kind of change ) grow emotionally or mature

"The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten" "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"

(... is a kind of change ) change quickly from one emotional state to another

"fly into a rage"

(... is a kind of change ) gain through experience

"I acquired a strong aversion to television" "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong" "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position" "develop a passion for painting"

(... is a kind of change ) change into a sibilant

"In the syllable /si/, the /s/ sibilates in Japanese"

(... is a kind of change ) become smooth

(... is a kind of change ) become hostile towards

"The dog suddenly turned on the mailman"

(... is a kind of change ) change from one level to another

"She dropped into army jargon"

(... is a kind of change ) change pace

"The dancers broke into a cha-cha" "The horse broke into a gallop"

(... is a kind of change ) become deeper in tone

"His voice began to change when he was 12 years old" "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"

(... is a kind of change ) become specific

"the idea concretized in her mind"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo decay or decomposition

"The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"

(... is a kind of change ) exchange positions without a change in value

"These operators commute with each other"

(... is a kind of change ) incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously

(... is a kind of change ) change in quality

"His tone shifted"

(... is a kind of change ) alternate dramatically between high and low values

"his mood swings" "the market is swinging up and down"

(... is a kind of change ) be cast down

"his eyes fell"

(... is a kind of change ) assume a disappointed or sad expression

"Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off" "his crest fell"

(... is a kind of change ) economics: experience reflation

"The economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo hydrolysis; decompose by reacting with water

(... is a kind of change ) become folded or folded up

"The bed folds in a jiffy"

(... is a kind of change ) become gelatinous or change into a jelly

"the starch gelatinized when it was heated"

(... is a kind of change ) change texture so as to become matted and felt-like

"The fabric felted up after several washes"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo genetic recombination

"The DNA can recombine"

(... is a kind of change ) assume (more) feminine characteristics

"feminized language" "feminized frogs"

(... is a kind of change ) become obsolete, fall into disuse

"This word has not obsolesced, although it is rarely used"

(... is a kind of change ) become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added

(... is a kind of change ) become faint or more distant

"the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"

(... is a kind of change ) experience an abatement of a fever

(... is a kind of change ) become incandescent or glow with heat

"an incandescing body"

(... is a kind of change ) become inflexible and unchanging

"Old folks can calcify"

(... is a kind of change ) be subject to fluctuation

"The stock market drifted upward"

(... is a kind of change ) become spent or exhausted

"The champion's strength played out fast"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo conjugation

(... is a kind of change ) change into an isomer

(... is a kind of change ) change into a vapor

"The water evaporated in front of our eyes"

(... is a kind of change ) become fixed or established

"indurated customs"

(... is a kind of change ) pass imperceptibly from one degree, shade, or tone into another

"The paint on these walls gradates but you don't see it"

(... is a kind of change ) become horny and impregnated with keratin

(... is a kind of change ) become opaque

"the tissue in the eye's cornea may opacify and the patient may go blind"

(... is a kind of change ) become due for repayment

"These bonds mature in 2005"

(... is a kind of change ) develop youthful topographical features

"the land rejuvenated"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion

"The cations were sequestered"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo transfer from one compound to another

"amino groups can transaminate"

(... is a kind of change ) become vesicular or full of air cells

"The organs vesiculated"

(... is a kind of change ) increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves

"The singer's voice undulated"

(... is a kind of change ) become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids

"The egg yolk vascularized"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo a sudden and severe downturn

"the economy crashed" "will the stock market crash again?"

(... is a kind of change ) become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood

(... is a kind of change ) change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change

"Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"

(... is a kind of change ) go mad, go crazy

"He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off"

(... is a kind of change ) become sticky

(... is a kind of change ) block the action of

"the process of repressing gene transcription"

(... is a kind of change ) become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain

(... is a kind of change ) suffer or be susceptible to damage

"These fine china cups damage easily"

(... is a kind of change ) combine and form a synthesis

"Vitamin D only synthesizes when sunlight is available"

(... is a kind of change ) change one's position or opinion

"He came around to our point of view"

(... is a kind of change ) be changed for a superior chess or checker piece

(... is a kind of change ) come apart

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

(... is a kind of change ) set (printed matter) into a specific format

"Format this letter so it can be printed out"

(... is a kind of change ) fall in love with; become infatuated with

"She fell for the man from Brazil"

(... is a kind of change ) move to a better position in life or to a better job

"She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo a change in bodily posture

(... is a kind of change ) become clear by the sinking of particles

"the liquid gradually settled"

(... is a kind of change ) break down, literally or metaphorically

"The wall collapsed" "The business collapsed" "The dam broke" "The roof collapsed" "The wall gave in" "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

(... is a kind of change ) pass through

"The chemical undergoes a sudden change" "The fluid undergoes shear" "undergo a strange sensation"

(... is a kind of change ) become overexposed

"The film solarized"

(... is a kind of change ) become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished

"The beam of light occults every so often"

(... is a kind of change ) transfer to another; of rights or property

"Our house passed under his official control"

(... is a kind of change ) remove oneself from an association with or participation in

"She wants to leave" "The teenager left home" "She left her position with the Red Cross" "He left the Senate after two terms" "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

(... is a kind of change ) become more liberal

"The laws liberalized after Prohibition"

(... is a kind of change ) develop different social levels, classes, or castes

"Society stratifies when the income gap widens"

(... is a kind of change ) become (more) democratic; of nations

(... is a kind of change ) become less severe or strict

"The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"

(... is a kind of change ) form a net or a network

(... is a kind of change ) form into an aggregated lumpy or fluffy mass

"the protoplasms flocculated"

(... is a kind of change ) turn into a carbonate

(... is a kind of change ) come into fashion; become fashionable

(... is a kind of change ) go out of fashion; become unfashionable

(... is a kind of change ) cause to stagnate

"There are marshes that stagnate the waters"

(... is a kind of change ) undergo fabrication or creation

"This wool makes into a nice sweater"

(... is a kind of change ) become covered with a layer of ice; of a surface such as a window

"When the wings iced up, the pilot was forced to land his plane"

Definition 12: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation - [verb of change]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
  • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms for change in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become awake or conscious

"He was roused by the drunken men in the street" "Please wake me at 6 AM."

(... is a kind of change ) make fall asleep

"The soft music caused us to fall asleep"

(... is a kind of change ) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(... is a kind of change ) make fresh again

(... is a kind of change ) introduce semen into (a female)

(... is a kind of change ) cause to feel unwell

"She was indisposed"

(... is a kind of change ) bring into a particular state by crying

"The little boy cried himself to sleep"

(... is a kind of change ) make pale or sickly

"alcohol etiolates your skin"

(... is a kind of change ) vary slightly

"shade the meaning"

(... is a kind of change ) make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman

"Life in the camps had brutalized him"

(... is a kind of change ) change the nature, purpose, or function of something

"convert lead into gold" "convert hotels into jails" "convert slaves to laborers"

(... is a kind of change ) make opalescent

(... is a kind of change ) change venous blood into arterial blood

(... is a kind of change ) give certain properties to something

"get someone mad" "She made us look silly" "He made a fool of himself at the meeting" "Don't make this into a big deal" "This invention will make you a millionaire" "Make yourself clear"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to change places

"interchange this screw for one of a smaller size"

(... is a kind of change ) make vascular

"the yolk sac is gradually vascularized"

(... is a kind of change ) to roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops

"decrepitate salts"

(... is a kind of change ) make suburban in character

"highly suburbanized cities"

(... is a kind of change ) change radically

"E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"

(... is a kind of change ) bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight

(... is a kind of change ) make crude or savage in behavior or speech

"his years in prison have barbarized the young man"

(... is a kind of change ) make (a substance) alkaline

"The oxide is alkalized"

(... is a kind of change ) make into a myth

"The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66"

(... is a kind of change ) make into an allegory

"The story was allegorized over time"

(... is a kind of change ) remove the mythical element from (writings)

"the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"

(... is a kind of change ) bring into a different state

"this may land you in jail"

(... is a kind of change ) make less subtle or refined

"coarsen one's ideals"

(... is a kind of change ) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

(... is a kind of change ) alter (elements) by alchemy

(... is a kind of change ) make alcoholic, as by fermenting

"alcoholize prunes"

(... is a kind of change ) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

(... is a kind of change ) express as a round number

"round off the amount"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to be held in suspension in a fluid

"suspend the particles"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become sober

"A sobering thought"

(... is a kind of change ) cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically

(... is a kind of change ) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(... is a kind of change ) reduce pressure or intensity

"he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down"

(... is a kind of change ) make similar

"This country assimilates immigrants very quickly"

(... is a kind of change ) make dissimilar; cause to become less similar

(... is a kind of change ) exchange a penalty for a less severe one

(... is a kind of change ) give life to

"The eggs are vitalized"

(... is a kind of change ) rid of obstructions

"Clear your desk"

(... is a kind of change ) make active or more active

"activate an old file"

(... is a kind of change ) make (substances) radioactive

(... is a kind of change ) aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter

(... is a kind of change ) make more adsorptive

"activate a metal"

(... is a kind of change ) make inactive

"they deactivated the file"

(... is a kind of change ) make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

"Terror blunted her feelings" "deaden a sound"

(... is a kind of change ) do over, as of (part of) a house

"We are remodeling these rooms"

(... is a kind of change ) prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting

"Edit a book on lexical semantics" "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"

(... is a kind of change ) cut and assemble the components of

"edit film" "cut recording tape"

(... is a kind of change ) correct by punishment or discipline

(... is a kind of change ) change by restraining or moderating

(... is a kind of change ) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of change ) make worse

"This drug aggravates the pain"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

(... is a kind of change ) remove the moisture from and make dry

"dry clothes" "dry hair"

(... is a kind of change ) make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant

"lubricate the key"

(... is a kind of change ) make strong or stronger

"This exercise will strengthen your upper body" "strengthen the relations between the two countries"

(... is a kind of change ) add alcohol to (beverages)

"the punch is spiked!"

(... is a kind of change ) lessen the strength of

"The fever weakened his body"

(... is a kind of change ) make less sharp

"blunt the knives"

(... is a kind of change ) add oxygen to or combine with oxygen

(... is a kind of change ) join or combine

"We merged our resources"

(... is a kind of change ) make older

"The death of his child aged him tremendously"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to ripen or develop fully

"The sun ripens the fruit" "Age matures a good wine"

(... is a kind of change ) give an antique appearance to

"antique furniture"

(... is a kind of change ) make obsolete or old-fashioned

(... is a kind of change ) cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

"The perfect climate here develops the grain" "He developed a new kind of apple"

(... is a kind of change ) make soft or softer

"This liquid will soften your laundry"

(... is a kind of change ) inflict damage upon

"The snow damaged the roof" "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become hard and bony

"The disease ossified the tissue"

(... is a kind of change ) make sour or bitter

(... is a kind of change ) make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium

"The drug stabilized her blood pressure" "stabilize prices"

(... is a kind of change ) make unstable

"Terrorism destabilized the government"

(... is a kind of change ) make sensitive or aware

"He was not sensitized to her emotional needs"

(... is a kind of change ) make insensitive

"His military training desensitized him"

(... is a kind of change ) make psychologically or physically used (to something)

"She became habituated to the background music"

(... is a kind of change ) bring disorder to

(... is a kind of change ) cause to lose or change color

"The detergent discolored my shirts"

(... is a kind of change ) add color to

"The child colored the drawings" "Fall colored the trees" "colorize black and white film"

(... is a kind of change ) produce or leave stains

"Red wine stains the table cloth"

(... is a kind of change ) take on color or become colored

"In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey"

(... is a kind of change ) make ugly

(... is a kind of change ) cause to be out of tune

"Don't untune that string!"

(... is a kind of change ) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(... is a kind of change ) put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state

"set the house afire"

(... is a kind of change ) make unfit or unsuitable

"Your income disqualifies you"

(... is a kind of change ) overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

"He tames lions for the circus" "reclaim falcons"

(... is a kind of change ) make wider

"widen the road"

(... is a kind of change ) remove hydrogen from

(... is a kind of change ) combine or treat with or expose to hydrogen; add hydrogen to the molecule of (an unsaturated organic compound)

(... is a kind of change ) change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)

(... is a kind of change ) make dark or darker

"darken a room"

(... is a kind of change ) make more cheerful through the use of color

"The paint will brighten the room"

(... is a kind of change ) make dim or indistinct

"The fog blurs my vision"

(... is a kind of change ) make obscure or unclear

"The distinction was obscured"

(... is a kind of change ) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

"a hidden message" "a veiled threat"

(... is a kind of change ) transform by heating

"The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"

(... is a kind of change ) make slender or appear to be slender

"slenderizing skirts"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become cracked

"heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

(... is a kind of change ) declare void

"The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"

(... is a kind of change ) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

(... is a kind of change ) free from mist

"demist the car windows"

(... is a kind of change ) compress or concentrate

"Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"

(... is a kind of change ) make cool or cooler

"Chill the food"

(... is a kind of change ) make hot or hotter

"the sun heats the oceans" "heat the water on the stove"

(... is a kind of change ) make warm or warmer

"The blanket will warm you"

(... is a kind of change ) bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point

"boil this liquid until it evaporates"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to freeze

"Freeze the leftover food"

(... is a kind of change ) cause blisters to form on

"the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"

(... is a kind of change ) make a shift in or exchange of

"First Joe led; then we switched"

(... is a kind of change ) change key

"Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"

(... is a kind of change ) change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy

"We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"

(... is a kind of change ) increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)

(... is a kind of change ) change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species

(... is a kind of change ) convert (one form of energy) to another

"transform energy to light"

(... is a kind of change ) alter the nature of (elements)

(... is a kind of change ) change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

"This experience transformed her completely" "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture" "transubstantiate one element into another"

(... is a kind of change ) convert into ashes

(... is a kind of change ) change from one form or medium into another

"Braque translated collage into oil"

(... is a kind of change ) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

"The Church reformed me" "reform your conduct"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to adopt a new or different faith

"The missionaries converted the Indian population"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to conform to Islamic law

"Islamize the dietary laws"

(... is a kind of change ) turn inside out or upside down

(... is a kind of change ) make an inversion (in a musical composition)

"here the theme is inverted"

(... is a kind of change ) make according to requirements

"customize a car"

(... is a kind of change ) make personal or more personal

"personalized service"

(... is a kind of change ) make impersonal or present as an object

"Will computers depersonalize human interactions?" "Pornography objectifies women"

(... is a kind of change ) raise the pitch of (musical notes)

(... is a kind of change ) lower the pitch of (musical notes)

(... is a kind of change ) cause to undergo fission or lose particles

(... is a kind of change ) make magnetic

"The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings"

(... is a kind of change ) make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of)

"demagnetize the iron shavings" "they degaussed the ship"

(... is a kind of change ) make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent

"We had to simplify the instructions" "this move will simplify our lives"

(... is a kind of change ) make more complex, intricate, or richer

"refine a design or pattern"

(... is a kind of change ) make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of

"refine a method of analysis" "refine the constant in the equation"

(... is a kind of change ) make more complicated

"There was a new development that complicated the matter"

(... is a kind of change ) increase the pressure on a gas or liquid

(... is a kind of change ) make central

"The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"

(... is a kind of change ) make less central

"After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized"

(... is a kind of change ) make conform to socialist ideas and philosophies

"Health care should be socialized!"

(... is a kind of change ) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

(... is a kind of change ) make international in character

"We internationalized the committee"

(... is a kind of change ) make Communist or bring in accord with Communist principles

"communize the government"

(... is a kind of change ) make (continental) European in customs, character, or ideas

(... is a kind of change ) denationalize and subject (a territory) to the supervision of an agency of a European community of nations

(... is a kind of change ) make brutal and depraved; give animal-like qualities to

(... is a kind of change ) make American in character

"The year in the US has completely Americanized him"

(... is a kind of change ) make French in appearance or character

"let's Frenchify the restaurant and charge more money"

(... is a kind of change ) raise from a barbaric to a civilized state

"The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"

(... is a kind of change ) put under state control or ownership

"Mitterand nationalized the banks"

(... is a kind of change ) put under private control or ownership

"The steel industry was denationalized"

(... is a kind of change ) make into a citizen

"The French family was naturalized last year"

(... is a kind of change ) strip of the rights and duties of citizenship

"The former Nazi was denaturalized"

(... is a kind of change ) make more natural or lifelike

(... is a kind of change ) make less natural or unnatural

(... is a kind of change ) become even or more even

"even out the surface"

(... is a kind of change ) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

"let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office" "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

(... is a kind of change ) make stiff or stiffer

"Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"

(... is a kind of change ) make loose or looser

"loosen the tension on a rope"

(... is a kind of change ) make tight or tighter

"Tighten the wire"

(... is a kind of change ) make transitive

"adding `out' to many verbs transitivizes them"

(... is a kind of change ) intransitivize

"removing the object will intransitivize the verbs"

(... is a kind of change ) make thick or thicker

"Thicken the sauce" "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch"

(... is a kind of change ) make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering

(... is a kind of change ) make (more) diverse

"diversify a course of study"

(... is a kind of change ) reduce the speed of

"He slowed down the car"

(... is a kind of change ) make vapid or deprive of spirit

"deadened wine"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to move faster

"He accelerated the car"

(... is a kind of change ) slow the growth or development of

"The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

(... is a kind of change ) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(... is a kind of change ) make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating

"liquefy the silver"

(... is a kind of change ) cause a solvation in (a substance)

(... is a kind of change ) cause to fade away

"dissolve a shot or a picture"

(... is a kind of change ) make valid or confirm the validity of

"validate a ticket"

(... is a kind of change ) take away the legal force of or render ineffective

"invalidate a contract"

(... is a kind of change ) make void or empty of contents

"Empty the box" "The alarm emptied the building"

(... is a kind of change ) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

(... is a kind of change ) cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance

(... is a kind of change ) cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become loud

(... is a kind of change ) make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard

"normalize relations with China" "normalize the temperature" "normalize the spelling"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to change shape in a computer animation

"The computer programmer morphed the image"

(... is a kind of change ) make chemically neutral

"She neutralized the solution"

(... is a kind of change ) make commercial

"Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"

(... is a kind of change ) make pure or free from sin or guilt

"he left the monastery purified"

(... is a kind of change ) make mechanical

"mechanize the procedure"

(... is a kind of change ) make automatic or control or operate automatically

"automatize the production" "automate the movement of the robot"

(... is a kind of change ) turn into an automaton

(... is a kind of change ) make monotonous; make automatic or routine

"If your work becomes too mechanized, change jobs!"

(... is a kind of change ) bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing

(... is a kind of change ) cause to vibrate in a definite pattern

"polarize light waves"

(... is a kind of change ) bestow glory upon

"The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic"

(... is a kind of change ) make radioactive by adding radioactive material

"Don't drink the water--it's contaminated"

(... is a kind of change ) lower the value or quality of

"The tear devalues the painting"

(... is a kind of change ) protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material

"We had his bedroom insulated before winter came"

(... is a kind of change ) convert into lime

"the salts calcified the rock"

(... is a kind of change ) make more industrial or city-like

"The area was urbanized after many people moved in"

(... is a kind of change ) impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon

"Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion

(... is a kind of change ) cause to demulsify

(... is a kind of change ) remove a carboxyl group from (a chemical compound)

(... is a kind of change ) cause or force to adopt Nazism or a Nazi character

"Hitler nazified Germany in the 1930's" "The arts were nazified everywhere in Germany"

(... is a kind of change ) make fertile or productive

"The course fertilized her imagination"

(... is a kind of change ) make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating

"clarify the butter" "clarify beer"

(... is a kind of change ) make brittle

(... is a kind of change ) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

(... is a kind of change ) divide or reset the tail muscles of

"nick horses"

(... is a kind of change ) make unable to perform a certain action

"disable this command on your computer"

(... is a kind of change ) render capable or able for some task

"This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street" "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"

(... is a kind of change ) reduce the emphasis

(... is a kind of change ) make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer

"tenderize meat"

(... is a kind of change ) cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on

"charge a conductor"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to form bubbles

"bubble gas through a liquid"

(... is a kind of change ) make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable

"sweeten a deal"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to combine with iodine

"iodinate thyroxine"

(... is a kind of change ) add ions to

(... is a kind of change ) give an archaic appearance of character to

"archaized craftwork"

(... is a kind of change ) give character or essence to

"The principles that inform modern teaching"

(... is a kind of change ) make official

"We officialized our relationship"

(... is a kind of change ) make western in character

"The country was Westernized after it opened up"

(... is a kind of change ) make oriental in character

"orientalize your garden"

(... is a kind of change ) introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)

(... is a kind of change ) remove color from

"achromatize the lenses"

(... is a kind of change ) make or place parallel to something

"They paralleled the ditch to the highway"

(... is a kind of change ) give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

(... is a kind of change ) make classic or classical

(... is a kind of change ) make conventional or adapt to conventions

"conventionalized behavior"

(... is a kind of change ) change from fractions to decimals

"Stock prices will be decimalized in the year 2000"

(... is a kind of change ) make dizzy or giddy

"a dizzying pace"

(... is a kind of change ) add poison to

"Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"

(... is a kind of change ) make external or objective, or give reality to

"language externalizes our thoughts"

(... is a kind of change ) make glamorous and attractive

"This new wallpaper really glamorizes the living room!"

(... is a kind of change ) turn inside

"He introverted his feelings"

(... is a kind of change ) reduce to lay status

"laicize the parochial schools"

(... is a kind of change ) give a political character to

"politicize the discussion"

(... is a kind of change ) make more radical in social or political outlook

"Her work in the developing world radicalized her"

(... is a kind of change ) activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk

"proof yeast"

(... is a kind of change ) make romantic in style

"The designer romanticized the little black dress"

(... is a kind of change ) lend a rustic character to

"rusticate the house in the country"

(... is a kind of change ) add zest or flavor to, make more interesting

"sauce the roast"

(... is a kind of change ) make shallow

"The silt shallowed the canal"

(... is a kind of change ) increase the tension on

"alternately relax and tense your calf muscle" "tense the rope manually before tensing the spring"

(... is a kind of change ) make steeper

"The landslides have steepened the mountain sides"

(... is a kind of change ) make unintelligible

"scramble the message so that nobody can understand it"

(... is a kind of change ) make intelligible

"Can you unscramble the message?"

(... is a kind of change ) remove the qualities typical of one's sex

"She unsexed herself"

(... is a kind of change ) change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become flat

"pall the beer"

(... is a kind of change ) convert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali

"saponify oils and fats"

(... is a kind of change ) expand the influence of

"The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"

(... is a kind of change ) make inoperative or stop

"suspend payments on the loan"

(... is a kind of change ) make turbid

"muddy the water"

(... is a kind of change ) subject to a mathematical transformation

(... is a kind of change ) raise in rank or condition

"The new law lifted many people from poverty"

(... is a kind of change ) make harsh or harsher

"Winter harshened the look of the city"

(... is a kind of change ) make dingy

(... is a kind of change ) make into a demon

"Power had demonized him"

(... is a kind of change ) turn into a devil or make devilish

"Man devilized by war"

(... is a kind of change ) make ethereal

(... is a kind of change ) render immaterial or incorporeal

(... is a kind of change ) give lifelike qualities to

"animated cartoons"

(... is a kind of change ) make clear, bright, light, or translucent

"The water had to be cleared through filtering"

(... is a kind of change ) make (a drug) effective

"dynamized medicine"

(... is a kind of change ) make more dynamic

"She was dynamized by her desire to go to grad school"

(... is a kind of change ) make more subtle or refined

(... is a kind of change ) make volatile; cause to pass off in a vapor

(... is a kind of change ) make uniform

"the data have been uniformized"

(... is a kind of change ) make symmetric

"symmetrized waves"

(... is a kind of change ) make famous forever

"This melody immortalized its composer"

(... is a kind of change ) make (alcohol) unfit for drinking without impairing usefulness for other purposes

(... is a kind of change ) modify (as a native protein) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished

(... is a kind of change ) add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb

(... is a kind of change ) make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features

"sanitize a document before releasing it to the press" "sanitize history" "sanitize the language in a book"

(... is a kind of change ) make into a verb

"`mouse' has been verbified by computer users"

(... is a kind of change ) move from one setting or context to another

"shift the emphasis" "shift one's attention"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed

"The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust"

(... is a kind of change ) bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition

"She was drawn to despair" "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum" "The session was drawn to a close"

(... is a kind of change ) change from one form into another

"make water into wine" "make lead into gold" "make clay into bricks"

(... is a kind of change ) add impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties

"The resistors have been doped"

(... is a kind of change ) render helpless or defenseless

"They prostrated the enemy"

(... is a kind of change ) produce a magnetic field in

"excite the neurons"

(... is a kind of change ) raise to a higher energy level

"excite the atoms"

(... is a kind of change ) bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking

"He was shaken from his dreams" "shake the salt out of the salt shaker"

(... is a kind of change ) make unfashionable, outdated, or obsolete

"Modern ways of cooking have outmoded the hearth"

(... is a kind of change ) make more interesting or flavorful

"Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"

(... is a kind of change ) make short or shorter

"shorten the skirt" "shorten the rope by a few inches"

(... is a kind of change ) bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation

"She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable

"make my day"

(... is a kind of change ) produce deflation in

"The new measures deflated the economy"

(... is a kind of change ) cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit

"The war inflated the economy"

(... is a kind of change ) economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation

"These measures reflated the economy"

(... is a kind of change ) put into digital form, as for use in a computer

"he bought a device to digitize the data"

(... is a kind of change ) convert into gelatinous form or jelly

"hot water will gelatinize starch"

(... is a kind of change ) cause genetic recombination

"should scientists recombine DNA?"

(... is a kind of change ) to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to

"This hairdo feminizes the man"

(... is a kind of change ) produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy

"the drugs masculinized the teenage girl"

(... is a kind of change ) give a masculine appearance or character to

"Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to sound harsh and unpleasant

(... is a kind of change ) make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to

"The god was sexualized and married to another god" "Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender"

(... is a kind of change ) give conventional form to

"some art forms schematise designs into geometrical patterns"

(... is a kind of change ) make open to sight or notice

"His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him"

(... is a kind of change ) incorporate into a constitution, make constitutional

"A woman's right to an abortion was constitutionalized in the 1970's"

(... is a kind of change ) remove irrational quantities from

"This function can be rationalized"

(... is a kind of change ) make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer

"plasticized PVC"

(... is a kind of change ) lessen the density or solidity of

"The bones are rarefied"

(... is a kind of change ) make pagan in character

"The Church paganized Christianity"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become incandescent or glow

"the lamp was incandesced"

(... is a kind of change ) remove the amino radical (usually by hydrolysis) from an amino compound; to perform deamination

(... is a kind of change ) make or become angular

(... is a kind of change ) make circular

(... is a kind of change ) make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion

"sensitize the photographic film"

(... is a kind of change ) make sensitive to a drug or allergen

"Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen"

(... is a kind of change ) eliminate the polarization of

(... is a kind of change ) make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark

(... is a kind of change ) cause to change into an isomer

(... is a kind of change ) make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone)

"They legitimized their natural child"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to change into a vapor

"The chemist evaporated the water"

(... is a kind of change ) organize (the production of something) into an industry

"The Chinese industrialized textile production"

(... is a kind of change ) make opaque

"The glass was opacified more greater privacy"

(... is a kind of change ) make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes

(... is a kind of change ) adopt for military use

"militarize the Civil Service"

(... is a kind of change ) make national in character or scope

"His heroic deeds were nationalized by the press"

(... is a kind of change ) make attractive or acceptable

"Honesty recommends any person"

(... is a kind of change ) make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities

"Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind" "These experiences have sentimentalized her"

(... is a kind of change ) make solemn and grave

"This ceremony solemnized our hearts"

(... is a kind of change ) place on a territorial basis

"The railways were territorialized"

(... is a kind of change ) change (an amino group) by transferring it from one compound to another

(... is a kind of change ) elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration

(... is a kind of change ) remove the sanctification from or make unsanctified

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become vesicular or full of air cells

"vesiculate an organ"

(... is a kind of change ) make visible

"With this machine, ultrasound can be visualized"

(... is a kind of change ) change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors

(... is a kind of change ) furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape

"The architect did not think about ventilating the storage space"

(... is a kind of change ) make more striking or animated

"his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story"

(... is a kind of change ) debase and make vulgar

"The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage"

(... is a kind of change ) make pliant and flexible

"These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use"

(... is a kind of change ) make professional or give a professional character to

"Philosophy has not always been professionalized and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs"

(... is a kind of change ) make obscene

"This line in the play smuts the entire act"

(... is a kind of change ) make motionless

(... is a kind of change ) make into or use as a weapon or a potential weapon

"Will modern physicists weaponize String Theory?"

(... is a kind of change ) give erotic character to or make more interesting

"eroticize the ads"

(... is a kind of change ) bring into alignment with

"an amendment to piggyback the current law"

(... is a kind of change ) modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform

(... is a kind of change ) make one's day-to-day activities more efficient

(... is a kind of change ) make less clear

"the stroke clouded memories of her youth"

(... is a kind of change ) make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

"Her remarks confused the debate" "Their words obnubilate their intentions"

(... is a kind of change ) make less strong or intense; soften

"Tone down that aggressive letter" "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

(... is a kind of change ) make obscure or unclear

(... is a kind of change ) make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action

"synchronize this film"

(... is a kind of change ) make less severe or harsh

"He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"

(... is a kind of change ) lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force

"militarize Germany again after the war"

(... is a kind of change ) make ineffective

"Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"

(... is a kind of change ) make fat or plump

"We will plump out that poor starving child"

(... is a kind of change ) tamper with

"Don't touch my CDs!"

(... is a kind of change ) make dull in appearance

"Age had dulled the surface"

(... is a kind of change ) make dull or blunt

"Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"

(... is a kind of change ) make sharp or sharper

"sharpen the knives"

(... is a kind of change ) make or become coarse or coarser

"coarsen the surface" "Their minds coarsened"

(... is a kind of change ) make less dense

"loosen the soil"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become loose

"undo the shoelace" "untie the knot" "loosen the necktie"

(... is a kind of change ) provide with barbs

"barbed wire"

(... is a kind of change ) provide with strings

"string my guitar"

(... is a kind of change ) make straight

(... is a kind of change ) cause to come into a particular state or condition

"Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence" "bring water to the boiling point"

(... is a kind of change ) to bring or combine together or with something else

"resourcefully he mingled music and dance"

(... is a kind of change ) fill or load to capacity

"charge the wagon with hay"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation

"That song put me in awful good humor" "put your ideas in writing"

(... is a kind of change ) make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

"Clean the stove!" "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

(... is a kind of change ) make soiled, filthy, or dirty

"don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to drop or sink

"The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"

(... is a kind of change ) make formless

"the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"

(... is a kind of change ) destroy the completeness of a set of related items

"The book dealer would not break the set"

(... is a kind of change ) make an alteration to

"This dress needs to be altered"

(... is a kind of change ) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

(... is a kind of change ) make more humane

"The mayor tried to humanize life in the big city"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to be unpretentious

"This experience will humble him"

(... is a kind of change ) arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

"She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"

(... is a kind of change ) put in or restore to an upright position

"They righted the sailboat that had capsized"

(... is a kind of change ) cause not to be sensitive

"The war desensitized many soldiers" "The photographic plate was desensitized"

(... is a kind of change ) eliminate the odor from

"This stick will deodorize your armpits"

(... is a kind of change ) make visible by means of chemical solutions

"Please develop this roll of film for me"

(... is a kind of change ) to make less distinct or clear

"The haze blurs the hills"

(... is a kind of change ) make blind by putting the eyes out

"The criminals were punished and blinded"

(... is a kind of change ) increase or decrease in intensity

(... is a kind of change ) alter the flavor of

(... is a kind of change ) put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items

"the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt" "substitute regular milk for fat-free milk" "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"

(... is a kind of change ) bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit

"This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons" "The star captured a comet"

(... is a kind of change ) bestow a quality on

"Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company" "The music added a lot to the play" "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings" "This adds a light note to the program"

(... is a kind of change ) bring back into original existence, use, function, or position

"restore law and order" "reestablish peace in the region" "restore the emperor to the throne"

(... is a kind of change ) make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules

(... is a kind of change ) make reparations or amends for

"right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

(... is a kind of change ) introduce democratic reforms; of nations

(... is a kind of change ) make politically neutral and thus inoffensive

"The treaty neutralized the small republic"

(... is a kind of change ) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

"debauch the young people with wine and women" "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men" "Do school counselors subvert young children?" "corrupt the morals"

(... is a kind of change ) make less severe or strict

"The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"

(... is a kind of change ) bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation

"the Democratic Patry platform united several splinter groups"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to become a fluffy or lumpy aggregate

"The chemist flocculated the suspended material"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics

"The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him" "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"

(... is a kind of change ) cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole

"Religion can cohere social groups"

(change causes ...) 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"

Definition 13: become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence - [verb of change]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
  • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

Synonyms for change in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of change ) go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions

(... is a kind of change ) make full of cavities, like a honeycomb

(... is a kind of change ) become more focused on an area of activity or field of study

"She specializes in Near Eastern history"

(... is a kind of change ) spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate

"The plants on this island diversified"

(... is a kind of change ) vary in order to spread risk or to expand

"The company diversified"

(... is a kind of change ) make (clothes) smaller

"Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"

(... is a kind of change ) make (clothes) larger

"Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"

(... is a kind of change ) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

(... is a kind of change ) go or proceed from one point to another

"the debate moved from family values to the economy"

(... is a kind of change ) to modify microorganisms by repeated culture in the developing chick embryo

(... is a kind of change ) vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)

(... is a kind of change ) to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks

"The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"

(... is a kind of change ) vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity

"The flat plain was broken by tall mesas"

Definition 14: change clothes; put on different clothes - [verb of change]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Change before you go to the opera

(change is a kind of ...) put on clothes

"we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

(change has a similar meaning as ...) lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

"switch to a different brand of beer" "She switched psychiatrists" "The car changed lanes"

Definition 15: exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category - [verb of change]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you convert my dollars into pounds?
  • He changed his name
  • convert centimeters into inches
  • convert holdings into shares

Synonyms for change in the sense of this definition

(change is a kind of ...) substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)

"He replaced the old razor blade" "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago" "the insurance will replace the lost income" "This antique vase can never be replaced"

(... is a kind of change ) convert into direct current

"rectify alternating current"

(... is a kind of change ) convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)

(... is a kind of change ) convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital

(... is a kind of change ) convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones

(... is a kind of change ) exchange for smaller units of money

"I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"

(change has a similar meaning as ...) lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

"switch to a different brand of beer" "She switched psychiatrists" "The car changed lanes"

Definition 16: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another - [verb of change]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • switch to a different brand of beer
  • She switched psychiatrists
  • The car changed lanes

Synonyms for change in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of change ) change directions suddenly

(... is a kind of change ) make an abrupt change of image or sound

"cut from one scene to another"

(... is a kind of change ) change from a simple vowel to a diphthong

"This vowel diphthongized in Germanic"

(... is a kind of change ) pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

"leap into fame" "jump to a conclusion" "jump from one thing to another"

(... is a kind of change ) switch channels, on television

(... is a kind of change ) change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another

"Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children"

(... is a kind of change ) change gears

"you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"

(... is a kind of change ) make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another)

"The airline transitioned to more fuel-efficient jets" "The adagio transitioned into an allegro"

(change has a similar meaning as ...) change clothes; put on different clothes

"Change before you go to the opera"

(change has a similar meaning as ...) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

"Could you convert my dollars into pounds?" "He changed his name" "convert centimeters into inches" "convert holdings into shares"

Definition 17: remove or replace the coverings of - [verb of change]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Father had to learn how to change the baby
  • After each guest we changed the bed linens

(change is a kind of ...) substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)

"He replaced the old razor blade" "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago" "the insurance will replace the lost income" "This antique vase can never be replaced"

Definition 18: become deeper in tone - [verb of change]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His voice began to change when he was 12 years old
  • Her voice deepened when she whispered the password

Synonyms for change in the sense of this definition

(change is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 19: change from one vehicle or transportation line to another - [verb of motion]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast

Synonyms for change in the sense of this definition

(change is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 20: give to, and receive from, one another - [verb of possession]

Samples where change or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Would you change places with me?
  • We have been exchanging letters for a year

Synonyms for change in the sense of this definition

(change is a kind of ...) cause to change ownership

"I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

(... is a kind of change ) exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

"He sold his house in January" "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

(... is a kind of change ) exchange for cash

"I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail"

(... is a kind of change ) exchange or buy back for money; under threat

(... is a kind of change ) to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange

(... is a kind of change ) be a substitute

"The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague" "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"

(... is a kind of change ) exchange or give (something) in exchange for

(... is a kind of change ) exchange goods without involving money

(... is a kind of change ) turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase

"trade in an old car for a new one"

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