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'change' - used as a 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
2. a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
he attributed the change to their marriage
3. the action of changing something
the change of government had no impact on the economy
his change on abortion cost him the election
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
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
6. a thing that is different
he inspected several changes before selecting one
7. a different or fresh set of clothes
she brought a change in her overnight bag
8. coins of small denomination regarded collectively
he had a pocketful of 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
10. a difference that is usually pleasant
it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic

'change' - used as a verb
11. 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
12. cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
13. make or 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
14. lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
The car changed lanes
15. change clothes; put on different clothes
Change before you go to the opera
16. exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
He changed his name
17. give to, and receive from, one another
Would you change places with me?
18. change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast
19. become deeper in tone
His voice began to change when he was 12 years old
20. remove or replace the coverings of
Father had to learn how to change the baby
After each guest we changed the bed linens

derived forms
1. Change / Plural
changes
2. Change / Past
changed
3. Change / Third Person
changes
4. Change / Present Participle
changing
Variations of 'change'
 
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    The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion. - Click here to find out.
    Fact of the day
    The first museum in Moscow that was set up in 1791 was the Natural History Laboratory at Moscow University. This later was changed to the Zoological Museum.