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change

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1 the act, process, or result of making different
  • The positive change in our students' attitude toward people who are somehow different was a long and gradual process.
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2 the frequent and usually sudden passing from one condition to another
  • There is nothing so constant as change itself.
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3 something (as pieces of stamped metal or printed paper) customarily and legally used as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment
  • She spent quite a chunk of change on that car.
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change

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1 to make different in some way
  • We've changed the look of our living room so it's more fashionable.
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2 to pass from one form, state, or level to another
  • The weather in New England is constantly changing.
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3 to give up (something) and take something else in return
  • Would you mind changing your seat so my friends can sit together?
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Synonym Discussion of change

change, alter, vary, modify mean to make or become different. change implies making either an essential difference often amounting to a loss of original identity or a substitution of one thing for another.
    • changed the shirt for a larger size
alter implies a difference in some particular respect without suggesting loss of identity.
    • slightly altered the original design
vary stresses a breaking away from sameness, duplication, or exact repetition.
    • vary your daily routine
modify suggests a difference that limits, restricts, or adapts to a new purpose.
    • modified the building for use by the disabled


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