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Definition of "change" [change]

  • To cause to be different: change the spelling of a word. (verb-transitive)
  • To give a completely different form or appearance to; transform: changed the yard into a garden. (verb-transitive)
  • To give and receive reciprocally; interchange: change places. (verb-transitive)
  • To exchange for or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category: change one's name; a light that changes colors. (verb-transitive)
  • To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch: change methods; change sides. (verb-transitive)
  • To make or become different; alter (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To replace with or exchange for another (verb)
  • To transform or convert or be transformed or converted (verb)
  • To give and receive (something) in return; interchange (verb)
  • To give or receive (money) in exchange for the equivalent sum in a smaller denomination or different currency (verb)
  • To remove or replace the coverings of (verb)
  • To put on other clothes (verb)
  • (of the moon) to pass from one phase to the following one (verb)
  • To operate (the gear lever of a motor vehicle) in order to alter the gear ratio (verb)
  • To alight from (one bus, train, etc) and board another (verb)
  • The act or fact of changing or being changed (noun)
  • A variation, deviation, or modification (noun)
  • The substitution of one thing for another; exchange (noun)
  • Anything that is or may be substituted for something else (noun)
  • Variety or novelty (esp in the phrase for a change) (noun)
  • A different or fresh set, esp of clothes (noun)
  • Money given or received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or in a different currency (noun)
  • The balance of money given or received when the amount tendered is larger than the amount due (noun)
  • Coins of a small denomination regarded collectively (noun)
  • A place where merchants meet to transact business; exchange (noun)
  • The act of passing from one state or phase to another (noun)
  • The transition from one phase of the moon to the next (noun)
  • The order in which a peal of bells may be rung (noun)
  • Desirable or useful information (noun)
  • Fickleness or caprice (noun)

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  • "We are bringing women into politics to change the nature of politics, to �change the vision, to change the institutions."