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Definition of "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)

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.

Use "change" in a sentence
  • "FDA, mercury not affected by Obama's 'change' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'FDA, mercury not affected by Obama\'s \'change\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Obama promised change, such as higher ethical standards and a reduction in human mercury exposure."
  • "Why Pakistanis not amused by Obama's 'change'? yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Why Pakistanis not amused by Obama\'s \'change\'? '"
  • "We are bringing women into politics to change the nature of politics, to �change the vision, to change the institutions."