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Meaning & Definition of Change in English

English

Change

/ʧenʤ/

noun

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"
  • "The neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
    synonym:
  • change
  • ,
  • alteration
  • ,
  • modification

2. A relational difference between states

  • Especially between states before and after some event
  • "He attributed the change to their marriage"
    synonym:
  • change

3. The action of changing something

  • "The change of government had no impact on the economy"
  • "His change on abortion cost him the election"
    synonym:
  • change

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"
    synonym:
  • change

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"
    synonym:
  • change

6. A thing that is different

  • "He inspected several changes before selecting one"
    synonym:
  • change

7. A different or fresh set of clothes

  • "She brought a change in her overnight bag"
    synonym:
  • change

8. Coins of small denomination regarded collectively

  • "He had a pocketful of change"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • change

10. A difference that is usually pleasant

  • "He goes to france for variety"
  • "It is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
    synonym:
  • variety
  • ,
  • change

verb

1. Cause to change

  • Make different
  • Cause a transformation
  • "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"
  • "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
    synonym:
  • change
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • change

3. Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

  • "Her mood changes in accordance with the weather"
  • "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
    synonym:
  • change
  • ,
  • alter
  • ,
  • vary

4. Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

  • "Switch to a different brand of beer"
  • "She switched psychiatrists"
  • "The car changed lanes"
    synonym:
  • switch
  • ,
  • shift
  • ,
  • change

5. Change clothes

  • Put on different clothes
  • "Change before you go to the opera"
    synonym:
  • change

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • change
  • ,
  • exchange
  • ,
  • commute
  • ,
  • convert

7. Give to, and receive from, one another

  • "Would you change places with me?"
  • "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
    synonym:
  • exchange
  • ,
  • change
  • ,
  • interchange

8. Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another

  • "She changed in chicago on her way to the east coast"
    synonym:
  • transfer
  • ,
  • change

9. Become deeper in tone

  • "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"
  • "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
    synonym:
  • deepen
  • ,
  • change

10. Remove or replace the coverings of

  • "Father had to learn how to change the baby"
  • "After each guest we changed the bed linens"
    synonym:
  • change

Examples of using

I need to change my tires.
Let's change the topic.
We should change something.