Change

All possible synonyms of the word Change as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Variety, change

Definition

  • a difference that is usually pleasant; "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"

Synonyms

  • variety
  • change

Hypernyms

  • difference: the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"

Change

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • change

Hypernyms

  • cash, hard cash, hard currency: money in the form of bills or coins; "there is a desperate shortage of hard cash"

Change

Definition

  • coins of small denomination regarded collectively; "he had a pocketful of change"

Synonyms

  • change

Hypernyms

  • coin: a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Change

Definition

  • a different or fresh set of clothes; "she brought a change in her overnight bag"

Synonyms

  • change

Hypernyms

  • clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearable, habiliment: a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Change

Definition

  • a thing that is different; "he inspected several changes before selecting one"

Synonyms

  • change

Hypernyms

  • thing: an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"

Change

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • change

Hypernyms

  • cash, hard cash, hard currency: money in the form of bills or coins; "there is a desperate shortage of hard cash"

Change

Definition

  • the result of alteration or modification; "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"

Synonyms

  • change

Hypernyms

  • consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

Hyponyms

  • depolarization, depolarisation: a loss of polarity or polarization

Change

Definition

  • the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"

Synonyms

  • change

Hypernyms

  • action: something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

Hyponyms

  • entail: the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple
  • about-face, volte-face, reversal, policy change: a major change in attitude or principle or point of view; "an about-face on foreign policy"
  • adulteration: the act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another)
  • move, relocation: the act of changing your residence or place of business; "they say that three moves equal one fire"
  • downshift: a change to a lower gear in a car or bicycle
  • downshift: a change from a financially rewarding but stressful career to a less well paid but more fulfilling one
  • filtration: the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter
  • reduction, simplification: the act of reducing complexity
  • decimalization, decimalisation: the act of changing to a decimal system; "the decimalization of British currency"
  • metrification, metrication: the act of changing from imperial units of measurement to metric units: meters, grams, seconds
  • variation: the act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard; "who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"
  • turning: act of changing in practice or custom; "the law took many turnings over the years"
  • diversification, variegation: the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered); "my broker recommended a greater diversification of my investments"; "he limited his losses by diversification of his product line"
  • flux: in constant change; "his opinions are in flux"; "the newness and flux of the computer industry"
  • switch, switching, shift: the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"
  • substitution, exchange, commutation: the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
  • promotion: act of raising in rank or position
  • demotion: act of lowering in rank or position
  • change of state: the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
  • alteration, modification, adjustment: the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
  • motion, movement, move: the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
  • movement: the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
  • motion, movement, move, motility: a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
  • change of direction, reorientation: the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented
  • change of magnitude: the act of changing the amount or size of something
  • change of integrity: the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
  • conversion: the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another
  • updating: the act of changing something to bring it up to date (usually by adding something); "criminal records need regular updating"
  • change of shape: an action that changes the shape of something
  • satisfaction: act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite; "the satisfaction of their demand for better services"
  • nationalization, nationalisation: the action of rendering national in character
  • communization, communisation: a change from private property to public property owned by the community
  • secularization, secularisation: the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion
  • rollover: the act of changing the institution that invests your pension plan without incurring a tax penalty

Change

Definition

  • a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event; "he attributed the change to their marriage"

Synonyms

  • change

Hypernyms

  • relation: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

Hyponyms

  • difference: a significant change; "the difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference"
  • gradient: a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension

Change, alteration, modification

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • change
  • alteration
  • modification

Hypernyms

  • happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event: an event that happens

Hyponyms

  • acceleration: an increase in rate of change; "modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change"
  • deceleration, slowing, retardation: a decrease in rate of change; "the deceleration of the arms race"
  • avulsion: an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another
  • break: an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion); "then there was a break in her voice"
  • mutation: a change or alteration in form or qualities
  • sublimation: (psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable
  • surprise: a sudden unexpected event
  • birth, nativity, nascency, nascence: the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
  • separation, breakup, detachment: coming apart
  • vagary: an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.); "the vagaries of the weather"; "his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market"; "he has dealt with human vagaries for many years"
  • variation, fluctuation: an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
  • conversion: a change of religion; "his conversion to the Catholic faith"
  • death, decease, expiry: the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
  • decrease, lessening, drop-off: a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
  • destabilization: an event that causes a loss of equilibrium (as of a ship or aircraft)
  • increase: a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
  • easing, moderation, relief: a change for the better
  • deformation: alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it
  • transition: a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another
  • transformation, transmutation, shift: a qualitative change
  • twinkle, scintillation, sparkling: a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
  • shimmer, play: a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"
  • transmutation: (physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment); "the transmutation of base metals into gold proved to be impossible"
  • damage, harm, impairment: the occurrence of a change for the worse
  • development: a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
  • revolution: a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving; "the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
  • mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation: (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
  • sex change: a change in a person's physical sexual characteristics (as by surgery and hormone treatments)
  • loss of consciousness: the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond

Change

Definition

  • remove or replace the coverings of; "Father had to learn how to change the baby"; "After each guest we changed the bed linens"

Synonyms

  • change

Hypernyms

  • replace: substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced"

Deepen, change

Definition

  • become deeper in tone; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"

Synonyms

  • deepen
  • change

Hypernyms

  • change: 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"

Transfer, change

Definition

  • change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"

Synonyms

  • transfer
  • change

Hypernyms

  • travel, go, move, locomote: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

Exchange, change, interchange

Definition

  • give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"

Synonyms

  • exchange
  • change
  • interchange

Hypernyms

  • transfer: cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

Hyponyms

  • sell: exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
  • cash, cash in: exchange for cash; "I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail"
  • ransom, redeem: exchange or buy back for money; under threat
  • redeem: to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
  • substitute, sub, stand in, fill in: be a substitute; "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"
  • trade, swap, swop, switch: exchange or give (something) in exchange for
  • barter: exchange goods without involving money
  • trade, trade in: turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; "trade in an old car for a new one"

Change, exchange, commute, convert

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • change
  • exchange
  • commute
  • convert

Hypernyms

  • replace: substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced"

Hyponyms

  • rectify: convert into direct current; "rectify alternating current"
  • utilize: convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
  • capitalize, capitalise: convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital
  • launder: convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones
  • break: exchange for smaller units of money; "I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"

Verb groups

  • switch, shift, change: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"

Change

Definition

  • change clothes; put on different clothes; "Change before you go to the opera"

Synonyms

  • change

Hypernyms

  • dress, get dressed: put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"

Verb groups

  • switch, shift, change: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"

Switch, shift, change

Definition

  • lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"

Synonyms

  • switch
  • shift
  • change

Verb groups

  • change: change clothes; put on different clothes; "Change before you go to the opera"
  • change, exchange, commute, convert: 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"

Hyponyms

  • transition: make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another); "The airline transitioned to more fuel-efficient jets"; "The adagio transitioned into an allegro"
  • shift: change gears; "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
  • break: change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another; "Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children"
  • surf, channel-surf: switch channels, on television
  • leap, jump: pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"
  • diphthongize, diphthongise: change from a simple vowel to a diphthong; "This vowel diphthongized in Germanic"
  • cut: make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"
  • break: change directions suddenly

Change, alter, vary

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter
  • vary

Hyponyms

  • alternate, jump: go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
  • crackle: to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks; "The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"
  • modulate: vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)
  • avianize, avianise: to modify microorganisms by repeated culture in the developing chick embryo
  • move: go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
  • adapt, accommodate: make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
  • let out, widen: make (clothes) larger; "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
  • take in: make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
  • diversify, branch out, broaden: vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company diversified"
  • diversify, radiate: spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate; "The plants on this island diversified"
  • specialize, specialise, narrow, narrow down: become more focus on an area of activity or field of study; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"
  • honeycomb: make full of cavities, like a honeycomb
  • break: vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity; "The flat plain was broken by tall mesas"

Change

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • change

Hyponyms

  • freshen, refresh, refreshen, freshen up: become or make oneself fresh again; "She freshened up after the tennis game"
  • dress, get dressed: put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
  • grow, develop, produce, get, acquire: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
  • regenerate: undergo regeneration
  • shade: pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"
  • gel: become a gel; "The solid, when heated, gelled"
  • brutalize, brutalise, animalize, animalise: become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
  • convert: change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid"
  • creolize: develop into a creole; "pidgins often creolize"
  • mutate: undergo mutation; "cells mutate"
  • have, experience: undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up"
  • decrepitate: undergo decrepitation and crackle; "The salt decrepitated"
  • suburbanize, suburbanise: take on suburban character; "the city suburbanized"
  • roll, roll up: show certain properties when being rolled; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"
  • glaze, glass, glass over, glaze over: become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance; "Her eyes glaze over when she is bored"
  • turn, grow: pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
  • barbarize, barbarise: become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
  • alkalinize, alkalinise: become alkaline
  • change by reversal, turn, reverse: change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
  • change integrity: change in physical make-up
  • change shape, change form, deform: assume a different shape or form
  • form: assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads"
  • change state, turn: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
  • adjust, conform, adapt: adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
  • rise, jump, climb up: rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
  • assimilate: become similar in sound; "The nasal assimilates to the following consonant"
  • dissimilate: become dissimilar or less similar; "These two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time"
  • dissimilate: become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities; "These consonants dissimilate"
  • change magnitude: change in size or magnitude
  • modify: make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
  • deaden: become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor
  • break: be broken in; "If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress"
  • decay, crumble, dilapidate: fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
  • mold, mildew: become moldy; spoil due to humidity; "The furniture molded in the old house"
  • hydrate: become hydrated and combine with water
  • dry, dry out: become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
  • strengthen: gain strength; "His body strengthened"
  • distill, distil: undergo the process of distillation
  • deoxidize, deoxidise, reduce: to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
  • crack: break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"
  • oxidize, oxidise, oxidate: add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
  • oxidise, oxidize, oxidate: enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide; "This metal oxidizes easily"
  • grow: become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"
  • mellow, melt, mellow out: become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"
  • soften: become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"
  • ionize, ionise: become converted into ions
  • stabilize, stabilise: become stable or more stable; "The economy stabilized"
  • destabilize, destabilise: become unstable; "The economy destabilized rapidly"
  • lighten, lighten up: become lighter; "The room lightened up"
  • discolor, discolour, colour, color: change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
  • discolor: lose color or turn colorless; "The painting discolored"
  • narrow, contract: make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
  • darken: become dark or darker; "The sky darkened"
  • dim: become dim or lusterless; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
  • boil: immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes; "boil potatoes"; "boil wool"
  • crack, check, break: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
  • transpire: come to light; become known; "It transpired that she had worked as spy in East Germany"
  • resume, take up: return to a previous location or condition; "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
  • change surface: undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
  • sublime, sublimate: vaporize and then condense right back again
  • cool, cool off, cool down: lose intensity; "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"
  • warm up: become more friendly or open; "She warmed up after we had lunch together"
  • warm, warm up: get warm or warmer; "The soup warmed slowly on the stove"
  • transform, transmute, metamorphose: change in outward structure or looks; "He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
  • convert: change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief; "She converted to Buddhism"
  • dull: become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness; "the varnished table top dulled with time"
  • complexify, ramify: have or develop complicating consequences; "These actions will ramify"
  • Americanize, Americanise: become American in character; "After a year in Iowa, he has totally Americanized"
  • modernize, modernise, develop: become technologically advanced; "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"
  • stiffen: become stiff or stiffer; "He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room"
  • tighten: become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
  • fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down: stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
  • give way, yield: end resistance, as under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"
  • harden, indurate: become hard or harder; "The wax hardened"
  • harden, indurate: make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter"
  • suffuse: to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light; "His whole frame suffused with a cold dew"
  • hush: become quiet or still; fall silent; "hush my baby!"
  • normalize, normalise: become normal or return to its normal state; "Let us hope that relations with this country will normalize soon"
  • reorient: set or arrange in a new or different determinate position; "Orient the house towards the South"
  • purify: become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin; "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"
  • digest: become assimilated into the body; "Protein digests in a few hours"
  • regress: go back to a statistical means
  • foul: become soiled and dirty
  • decalcify: lose calcium or calcium compounds
  • industrialize, industrialise: develop industry; become industrial; "The nations of South East Asia will quickly industrialize and catch up with the West"
  • decarboxylate: lose a carboxyl group; "the compound decarboxylated"
  • spot: become spotted; "This dress spots quickly"
  • receive, get, find, obtain, incur: receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
  • acetylate, acetylize, acetylise: receive substitution of an acetyl group; "the compounds acetylated"
  • assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
  • prim: assume a prim appearance; "They mince and prim"
  • capacitate: cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes necessary to fertilize an egg
  • caseate: become cheeselike; "necrotic tissue caseates"
  • caseate: turn into cheese; "The milk caseated"
  • clinker: turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in burning
  • cure: be or become preserved; "the apricots cure in the sun"
  • dawn: become light; "It started to dawn, and we had to get up"
  • salinate: add salt to; "salinated solution"
  • desalinate, desalt, desalinize, desalinise: remove salt from; "desalinate water"
  • shallow, shoal: become shallow; "the lake shallowed over time"
  • steepen: become steeper; "The mountain side has steepened"
  • superannuate: become obsolete
  • ulcerate: undergo ulceration; "Her stomach ulcerated"
  • vitrify: undergo vitrification; become glassy or glass-like
  • vulcanize, vulcanise: undergo vulcanization; "vulcanize rubber"
  • pall, dull: become less interesting or attractive
  • die, pall, become flat: lose sparkle or bouquet; "wine and beer can pall"
  • saponify: become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali; "the oil saponified"
  • move, go, run: progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
  • come: reach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position; "The water came to a boil"; "We came to understand the true meaning of life"; "Their anger came to a boil"; "I came to realize the true meaning of life"; "The shoes came untied"; "come into contact with a terrorist group"; "his face went red"; "your wish will come true"
  • catch: be struck or affected by; "catch fire"; "catch the mood"
  • catch on: become popular; "This fashion caught on in Paris"
  • develop, grow: grow emotionally or mature; "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"
  • fly: change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"
  • develop, acquire, evolve: gain through experience; "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
  • assibilate: change into a sibilant; "In the syllable /si/, the /s/ sibilates in Japanese"
  • smoothen: become smooth
  • turn on: become hostile towards; "The dog suddenly turned on the mailman"
  • drop: change from one level to another; "She dropped into army jargon"
  • break into: change pace; "The dancers broke into a cha-cha"; "The horse broke into a gallop"
  • deepen, change: become deeper in tone; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
  • concretize, concretise: become specific; "the idea concretized in her mind"
  • decay: undergo decay or decomposition; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"
  • commute, transpose: exchange positions without a change in value; "These operators commute with each other"
  • introject: incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously
  • shift: change in quality; "His tone shifted"
  • swing: alternate dramatically between high and low values; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
  • fall: be cast down; "his eyes fell"
  • fall: assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
  • reflate: economics: experience reflation; "The economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures"
  • hydrolyze, hydrolyse: undergo hydrolysis; decompose by reacting with water
  • fold, fold up: become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy"
  • gelatinize, gelatinise: become gelatinous or change into a jelly; "the starch gelatinized when it was heated"
  • felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat: change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"
  • recombine: undergo genetic recombination; "The DNA can recombine"
  • feminize, feminise: assume (more) feminine characteristics; "feminized language"; "feminized frogs"
  • obsolesce: become obsolete, fall into disuse; "This word has not obsolesced, although it is rarely used"
  • plasticize, plasticise: become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added
  • recede: become faint or more distant; "the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"
  • defervesce: experience an abatement of a fever
  • incandesce: become incandescent or glow with heat; "an incandescing body"
  • calcify: become inflexible and unchanging; "Old folks can calcify"
  • drift: be subject to fluctuation; "The stock market drifted upward"
  • play out: become spent or exhausted; "The champion's strength played out fast"
  • conjugate: undergo conjugation
  • isomerize, isomerise: change into an isomer
  • evaporate, vaporise: change into a vapor; "The water evaporated in front of our eyes"
  • indurate: become fixed or established; "indurated customs"
  • gradate: pass imperceptibly from one degree, shade, or tone into another; "The paint on these walls gradates but you don't see it"
  • keratinize, keratinise: become horny and impregnated with keratin
  • opacify: become opaque; "the tissue in the eye's cornea may opacify and the patient may go blind"
  • mature: become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
  • rejuvenate: develop youthful topographical features; "the land rejuvenated"
  • sequester: undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion; "The cations were sequestered"
  • transaminate: undergo transfer from one compound to another; "amino groups can transaminate"
  • vesiculate: become vesicular or full of air cells; "The organs vesiculated"
  • undulate: increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves; "The singer's voice undulated"
  • vascularize, vascularise: become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids; "The egg yolk vascularized"
  • crash: undergo a sudden and severe downturn; "the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"
  • professionalize, professionalise: become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
  • shift: change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change; "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"
  • flip, flip out: go mad, go crazy; "He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off"
  • gum: become sticky
  • repress: block the action of
  • shear: become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain
  • damage: suffer or be susceptible to damage; "These fine china cups damage easily"
  • synthesize: combine and form a synthesis; "Vitamin D only synthesizes when sunlight is available"
  • come round, come around: change one's position or opinion; "He came around to our point of view"
  • promote: be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
  • separate, divide, part: come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
  • format, arrange: set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out"
  • fall for: fall in love with; become infatuated with; "She fell for the man from Brazil"
  • ascend, move up, rise: move to a better position in life or to a better job; "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great
  • change posture: undergo a change in bodily posture
  • settle: become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled"
  • collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder: break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
  • undergo: pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation"
  • solarize, solarise: become overexposed; "The film solarized"
  • occult: become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished; "The beam of light occults every so often"
  • pass: transfer to another; of rights or property; "Our house passed under his official control"
  • leave, depart, pull up stakes: remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"
  • liberalize, liberalise: become more liberal; "The laws liberalized after Prohibition"
  • stratify: develop different social levels, classes, or castes; "Society stratifies when the income gap widens"
  • democratize, democratise: become (more) democratic; of nations
  • relax, loosen: become less severe or strict; "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
  • reticulate: form a net or a network
  • flocculate: form into an aggregated lumpy or fluffy mass; "the protoplasms flocculated"
  • carbonate: turn into a carbonate
  • come in: come into fashion; become fashionable
  • go out: go out of fashion; become unfashionable
  • stagnate: cause to stagnate; "There are marshes that stagnate the waters"
  • make: undergo fabrication or creation; "This wool makes into a nice sweater"
  • ice up, frost over, ice over: become covered with a layer of ice; of a surface such as a window; "When the wings iced up, the pilot was forced to land his plane"

Change, alter, modify

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter
  • modify

Cause

  • change: 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"

Hyponyms

  • awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
  • cause to sleep: make fall asleep; "The soft music caused us to fall asleep"
  • affect: act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"
  • refresh, freshen, refreshen: make fresh again
  • inseminate, fecundate, fertilize, fertilise: introduce semen into (a female)
  • indispose: cause to feel unwell; "She was indisposed"
  • cry: bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep"
  • etiolate: make pale or sickly; "alcohol etiolates your skin"
  • shade: vary slightly; "shade the meaning"
  • brutalize, brutalise, animalize, animalise: make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman; "Life in the camps had brutalized him"
  • convert: change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
  • opalize, opalise: make opalescent
  • arterialize, arterialise: change venous blood into arterial blood
  • make, get: give certain properties to something; "get someone mad"; "She made us look silly"; "He made a fool of himself at the meeting"; "Don't make this into a big deal"; "This invention will make you a millionaire"; "Make yourself clear"
  • counterchange, transpose, interchange: cause to change places; "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size"
  • vascularize, vascularise: make vascular; "the yolk sac is gradually vascularized"
  • decrepitate: to roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops; "decrepitate salts"
  • suburbanize, suburbanise: make suburban in character; "highly suburbanized cities"
  • revolutionize, revolutionise, overturn: change radically; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"
  • etiolate: bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight
  • barbarize, barbarise: make crude or savage in behavior or speech; "his years in prison have barbarized the young man"
  • alkalinize, alkalinise: make (a substance) alkaline; "The oxide is alkalized"
  • mythologize, mythologise, mythicize, mythicise: make into a myth; "The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66"
  • allegorize, allegorise: make into an allegory; "The story was allegorized over time"
  • demythologize, demythologise: remove the mythical element from (writings); "the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"
  • bring, land: bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail"
  • coarsen: make less subtle or refined; "coarsen one's ideals"
  • affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch: have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
  • alchemize, alchemise: alter (elements) by alchemy
  • alcoholize, alcoholise: make alcoholic, as by fermenting; "alcoholize prunes"
  • shape, form: give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
  • round off, round down, round out, round: express as a round number; "round off the amount"
  • suspend: cause to be held in suspension in a fluid; "suspend the particles"
  • sober: cause to become sober; "A sobering thought"
  • reconstruct: cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically
  • increase: make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
  • ease up, ease off, let up: reduce pressure or intensity; "he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down"
  • assimilate: make similar; "This country assimilates immigrants very quickly"
  • dissimilate: make dissimilar; cause to become less similar
  • commute, convert, exchange: exchange a penalty for a less severe one
  • vitalize, vitalise: give life to; "The eggs are vitalized"
  • unclutter, clear: rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk"
  • activate: make active or more active; "activate an old file"
  • activate: make (substances) radioactive
  • activate, aerate: aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
  • activate: make more adsorptive; "activate a metal"
  • inactivate, deactivate: make inactive; "they deactivated the file"
  • deaden, blunt: make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
  • remodel, reconstruct, redo: do over, as of (part of) a house; "We are remodeling these rooms"
  • edit, redact: prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting; "Edit a book on lexical semantics"; "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"
  • edit, cut, edit out: cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
  • tame, chasten, subdue: correct by punishment or discipline
  • chasten, moderate, temper: restrain
  • better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate: to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
  • worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate: make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"
  • wet: cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
  • dry, dry out: remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
  • lubricate: make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant; "lubricate the key"
  • strengthen, beef up, fortify: make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
  • spike, lace, fortify: add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!"
  • weaken: lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
  • blunt: make less sharp; "blunt the knives"
  • oxidize, oxidise, oxidate: add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
  • unite, unify, merge: join or combine; "We merged our resources"
  • age: make older; "The death of his child aged him tremendously"
  • ripen, mature: cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"
  • antique, antiquate: give an antique appearance to; "antique furniture"
  • antiquate: make obsolete or old-fashioned
  • develop, make grow: cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
  • soften: make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry"
  • damage: inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
  • ossify: cause to become hard and bony; "The disease ossified the tissue"
  • acerbate: make sour or bitter
  • stabilize, stabilise: make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium; "The drug stabilized her blood pressure"; "stabilize prices"
  • destabilize, destabilise: make unstable; "Terrorism destabilized the government"
  • sensitize, sensitise, sensify, sensibilize, sensibilise: make sensitive or aware; "He was not sensitized to her emotional needs"
  • desensitize, desensitise: make insensitive; "His military training desensitized him"
  • habituate, accustom: make psychologically or physically used (to something); "She became habituated to the background music"
  • disorder, disarray: bring disorder to
  • discolor: cause to lose or change color; "The detergent discolored my shirts"
  • color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in: add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
  • stain: produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"
  • hue: take on color or become colored; "In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey"
  • uglify: make ugly
  • untune: cause to be out of tune; "Don't untune that string!"
  • adjust, set, correct: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
  • set: put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"
  • disqualify, unfit, indispose: make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you"
  • domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
  • widen: make wider; "widen the road"
  • dehydrogenate: remove hydrogen from
  • hydrogenate: combine or treat with or expose to hydrogen; add hydrogen to the molecule of (an unsaturated organic compound)
  • oxygenize, oxygenise: change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
  • darken: make dark or darker; "darken a room"
  • brighten, lighten up, lighten: make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room"
  • blur, blear: make dim or indistinct; "The fog blurs my vision"
  • obscure, bedim, overcloud: make obscure or unclear; "The distinction was obscured"
  • obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
  • cook: transform by heating; "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"
  • slenderize, slenderise: make slender or appear to be slender; "slenderizing skirts"
  • crack: cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
  • dissolve, dismiss: declare void; "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"
  • end, terminate: bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
  • demist, defog: free from mist; "demist the car windows"
  • condense, concentrate, contract: compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
  • cool, chill, cool down: make cool or cooler; "Chill the food"
  • heat, heat up: make hot or hotter; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove"
  • warm: make warm or warmer; "The blanket will warm you"
  • boil: bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this liquid until it evaporates"
  • freeze: cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"
  • blister: cause blisters to form on; "the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"
  • switch, change over, shift: make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"
  • transpose: change key; "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"
  • convert, change over: change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
  • transform: increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)
  • transform: change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species
  • transform: convert (one form of energy) to another; "transform energy to light"
  • transmute: alter the nature of (elements)
  • transform, transmute, transubstantiate: change or alter in form, appearance, or nature; "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one element into another"
  • ash: convert into ashes
  • translate, transform: change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil"
  • reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectify: bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
  • convert: cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"
  • Islamize, Islamise: cause to conform to Islamic law; "Islamize the dietary laws"
  • turn back, invert, reverse: turn inside out or upside down
  • invert: make an inversion (in a musical composition); "here the theme is inverted"
  • customize, customise: make according to requirements; "customize a car"
  • personalize, personalise, individualize, individualise: make personal or more personal; "personalized service"
  • depersonalize, depersonalise, objectify: make impersonal or present as an object; "Will computers depersonalize human interactions?"; "Pornography objectifies women"
  • sharpen: raise the pitch of (musical notes)
  • flatten, drop: lower the pitch of (musical notes)
  • disintegrate: cause to undergo fission or lose particles
  • magnetize, magnetise: make magnetic; "The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings"
  • demagnetize, demagnetise, degauss: make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of); "demagnetize the iron shavings"; "they degaussed the ship"
  • simplify: make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent; "We had to simplify the instructions"; "this move will simplify our lives"
  • complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate: make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"
  • refine: make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of; "refine a method of analysis"; "refine the constant in the equation"
  • complicate, perplex: make more complicated; "There was a new development that complicated the matter"
  • supercharge, pressurize, pressurise: increase the pressure on a gas or liquid
  • centralize, centralise, concentrate: make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
  • decentralize, deconcentrate, decentralise: make less central; "After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized"
  • socialize, socialise: make conform to socialist ideas and philosophies; "Health care should be socialized!"
  • fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
  • internationalize, internationalise: make international in character; "We internationalized the committee"
  • communize, communise, bolshevize, bolshevise: make Communist or bring in accord with Communist principles; "communize the government"
  • Europeanize, Europeanise: make (continental) European in customs, character, or ideas
  • Europeanize, Europeanise: denationalize and subject (a territory) to the supervision of an agency of a European community of nations
  • bestialize, bestialise: make brutal and depraved; give animal-like qualities to
  • Americanize, Americanise: make American in character; "The year in the US has completely Americanized him"
  • Frenchify: make French in appearance or character; "let's Frenchify the restaurant and charge more money"
  • civilize, civilise: raise from a barbaric to a civilized state; "The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"
  • nationalize, nationalise: put under state control or ownership; "Mitterand nationalized the banks"
  • denationalize, denationalise: put under private control or ownership; "The steel industry was denationalized"
  • naturalize, naturalise: make into a citizen; "The French family was naturalized last year"
  • denaturalize, denaturalise: strip of the rights and duties of citizenship; "The former Nazi was denaturalized"
  • naturalize, naturalise: make more natural or lifelike
  • denaturalize, denaturalise: make less natural or unnatural
  • even, even out: become even or more even; "even out the surface"
  • equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate: make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
  • stiffen: make stiff or stiffer; "Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"
  • loosen, loose: make loose or looser; "loosen the tension on a rope"
  • tighten, fasten: make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
  • transitivize, transitivise: make transitive; "adding `out' to many verbs transitivizes them"
  • detransitivize, detransitivise, intransitivize, intransitivise: intransitivize; "removing the object will intransitivize the verbs"
  • thicken, inspissate: make thick or thicker; "Thicken the sauce"; "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch"
  • full: make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering
  • diversify: make (more) diverse; "diversify a course of study"
  • decelerate, slow down: reduce the speed of; "He slowed down the car"
  • deaden: make vapid or deprive of spirit; "deadened wine"
  • accelerate, speed, speed up: cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car"
  • check, retard, delay: slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
  • decrease, lessen, minify: make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
  • liquefy, liquify, liquidize, liquidise: make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating; "liquefy the silver"
  • solvate: cause a solvation in (a substance)
  • dissolve: cause to fade away; "dissolve a shot or a picture"
  • validate: make valid or confirm the validity of; "validate a ticket"
  • invalidate, void, vitiate: take away the legal force of or render ineffective; "invalidate a contract"
  • empty: make void or empty of contents; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
  • fill, fill up, make full: make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
  • saturate: cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance
  • clot, coagulate: cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
  • louden: cause to become loud
  • normalize, normalise, renormalize, renormalise: make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard; "normalize relations with China"; "normalize the temperature"; "normalize the spelling"
  • morph: cause to change shape in a computer animation; "The computer programmer morphed the image"
  • neutralize, neutralise: make chemically neutral; "She neutralized the solution"
  • commercialize, commercialise, market: make commercial; "Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"
  • purify, purge, sanctify: make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
  • mechanize, mechanise: make mechanical; "mechanize the procedure"
  • automatize, automatise, automate: make automatic or control or operate automatically; "automatize the production"; "automate the movement of the robot"
  • automatize, automatise: turn into an automaton
  • mechanize, mechanise: make monotonous; make automatic or routine; "If your work becomes too mechanized, change jobs!"
  • harmonize, harmonise, chord: bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
  • polarize, polarise: cause to vibrate in a definite pattern; "polarize light waves"
  • glorify: bestow glory upon; "The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic"
  • contaminate: make radioactive by adding radioactive material; "Don't drink the water--it's contaminated"
  • devalue: lower the value or quality of; "The tear devalues the painting"
  • insulate: protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material; "We had his bedroom insulated before winter came"
  • calcify: convert into lime; "the salts calcified the rock"
  • urbanize, urbanise: make more industrial or city-like; "The area was urbanized after many people moved in"
  • urbanize, urbanise: impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon; "Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them"
  • emulsify: cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion
  • demulsify: cause to demulsify
  • decarboxylate: remove a carboxyl group from (a chemical compound)
  • nazify: cause or force to adopt Nazism or a Nazi character; "Hitler nazified Germany in the 1930's"; "The arts were nazified everywhere in Germany"
  • fertilize, fecundate, fertilise: make fertile or productive; "The course fertilized her imagination"
  • clarify: make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating; "clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"
  • embrittle: make brittle
  • mark: make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
  • nick: divide or reset the tail muscles of; "nick horses"
  • disable, disenable, incapacitate: make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer"
  • enable: render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
  • de-emphasize, de-emphasise, destress: reduce the emphasis
  • tender, tenderize, tenderise: make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer; "tenderize meat"
  • charge: cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor"
  • bubble: cause to form bubbles; "bubble gas through a liquid"
  • sweeten: make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable; "sweeten a deal"
  • iodinate: cause to combine with iodine; "iodinate thyroxine"
  • ionate: add ions to
  • archaize, archaise: give an archaic appearance of character to; "archaized craftwork"
  • inform: give character or essence to; "The principles that inform modern teaching"
  • officialize, officialise: make official; "We officialized our relationship"
  • occidentalize, occidentalise, westernize, westernise: make western in character; "The country was Westernized after it opened up"
  • orientalize, orientalise: make oriental in character; "orientalize your garden"
  • acetylate, acetylize, acetylise: introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
  • achromatize, achromatise: remove color from; "achromatize the lenses"
  • parallel, collimate: make or place parallel to something; "They paralleled the ditch to the highway"
  • camp: give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
  • classicize, classicise: make classic or classical
  • conventionalize, conventionalise: make conventional or adapt to conventions; "conventionalized behavior"
  • decimalize, decimalise: change from fractions to decimals; "Stock prices will be decimalized in the year 2000"
  • dizzy: make dizzy or giddy; "a dizzying pace"
  • poison, envenom: add poison to; "Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"
  • exteriorize, exteriorise, externalize, externalise, objectify: make external or objective, or give reality to; "language externalizes our thoughts"
  • glamorize, glamourise, glamourize, glamorise: make glamorous and attractive; "This new wallpaper really glamorizes the living room!"
  • introvert: turn inside; "He introverted his feelings"
  • laicize, laicise: reduce to lay status; "laicize the parochial schools"
  • politicize, politicise: give a political character to; "politicize the discussion"
  • radicalize: make more radical in social or political outlook; "Her work in the developing world radicalized her"
  • proof: activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk; "proof yeast"
  • romanticize, romanticise: make romantic in style; "The designer romanticized the little black dress"
  • rusticate: lend a rustic character to; "rusticate the house in the country"
  • sauce: add zest or flavor to, make more interesting; "sauce the roast"
  • shallow, shoal: make shallow; "The silt shallowed the canal"
  • tense: increase the tension on; "alternately relax and tense your calf muscle"; "tense the rope manually before tensing the spring"
  • steepen: make steeper; "The landslides have steepened the mountain sides"
  • scramble: make unintelligible; "scramble the message so that nobody can understand it"
  • unscramble: make intelligible; "Can you unscramble the message?"
  • unsex: remove the qualities typical of one's sex; "She unsexed herself"
  • vitrify: change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat
  • pall: cause to become flat; "pall the beer"
  • saponify: convert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali; "saponify oils and fats"
  • extend, expand: expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
  • suspend, set aside: make inoperative or stop; "suspend payments on the loan"
  • muddy: make turbid; "muddy the water"
  • transform: subject to a mathematical transformation
  • lift, raise, elevate: raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
  • harshen: make harsh or harsher; "Winter harshened the look of the city"
  • dinge: make dingy
  • demonize, demonise: make into a demon; "Power had demonized him"
  • devilize, devilise, diabolize, diabolise: turn into a devil or make devilish; "Man devilized by war"
  • etherealize, etherialise: make ethereal
  • immaterialize, immaterialise, unsubstantialize, unsubstantialise: render immaterial or incorporeal
  • animize, animise, animate: give lifelike qualities to; "animated cartoons"
  • clear: make clear, bright, light, or translucent; "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
  • dynamize, dynamise: make (a drug) effective; "dynamized medicine"
  • dynamize, dynamise: make more dynamic; "She was dynamized by her desire to go to grad school"
  • rarefy, sublimate, subtilize: make more subtle or refined
  • volatilize, volatilise: make volatile; cause to pass off in a vapor
  • uniformize, uniformise: make uniform; "the data have been uniformized"
  • symmetrize, symmetrise: make symmetric; "symmetrized waves"
  • immortalize, immortalise, eternize, eternise, eternalize, eternalise: make famous forever; "This melody immortalized its composer"
  • denature: make (alcohol) unfit for drinking without impairing usefulness for other purposes
  • denature: modify (as a native protein) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished
  • denature: add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb
  • sanitize, sanitise: make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features; "sanitize a document before releasing it to the press"; "sanitize history"; "sanitize the language in a book"
  • verbify: make into a verb; "'mouse' has been verbified by computer users"
  • shift: move from one setting or context to another; "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention"
  • sputter: cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed; "The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust"
  • draw: bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition; "She was drawn to despair"; "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"; "The session was drawn to a close"
  • make: change from one form into another; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
  • dope: add impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties; "The resistors have been doped"
  • prostrate: render helpless or defenseless; "They prostrated the enemy"
  • excite: produce a magnetic field in; "excite the neurons"
  • excite, energize, energise: raise to a higher energy level; "excite the atoms"
  • shake: bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking; "He was shaken from his dreams"; "shake the salt out of the salt shaker"
  • outmode: make unfashionable, outdated, or obsolete; "Modern ways of cooking have outmoded the hearth"
  • spice, spice up: make more interesting or flavorful; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"
  • shorten: make short or shorter; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"
  • think: bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation; "She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"
  • make: cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; "make my day"
  • deflate: produce deflation in; "The new measures deflated the economy"
  • inflate: cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit; "The war inflated the economy"
  • reflate: economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation; "These measures reflated the economy"
  • digitize, digitise, digitalize, digitalise: put into digital form, as for use in a computer; "he bought a device to digitize the data"
  • gelatinize, gelatinise: convert into gelatinous form or jelly; "hot water will gelatinize starch"
  • recombine: cause genetic recombination; "should scientists recombine DNA?"
  • feminize, feminise, effeminize, effeminise, womanize: to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to; "This hairdo feminizes the man"
  • masculinize, masculinise, virilize, virilise: produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy; "the drugs masculinized the teenage girl"
  • masculinize: give a masculine appearance or character to; "Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s"
  • disharmonize, dissonate: cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
  • sexualize, sexualise: make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to; "The god was sexualized and married to another god"; "Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender"
  • schematize, schematise: give conventional form to; "some art forms schematise designs into geometrical patterns"
  • patent: make open to sight or notice; "His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him"
  • constitutionalize, constitutionalise: incorporate into a constitution, make constitutional; "A woman's right to an abortion was constitutionalized in the 1970's"
  • rationalize, rationalise: remove irrational quantities from; "This function can be rationalized"
  • plasticize, plasticise: make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer; "plasticized PVC"
  • rarefy: lessen the density or solidity of; "The bones are rarefied"
  • paganize, paganise: make pagan in character; "The Church paganized Christianity"
  • incandesce: cause to become incandescent or glow; "the lamp was incandesced"
  • deaminate, deaminize: remove the amino radical (usually by hydrolysis) from an amino compound; to perform deamination
  • angulate: make or become angular
  • circularize: make circular
  • sensitize, sensitise: make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion; "sensitize the photographic film"
  • sensitize, sensitise: make sensitive to a drug or allergen; "Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen"
  • depolarize, depolarise: eliminate the polarization of
  • intensify: make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark
  • isomerize, isomerise: cause to change into an isomer
  • legitimate: make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone); "They legitimized their natural child"
  • evaporate, vaporise: cause to change into a vapor; "The chemist evaporated the water"
  • industrialize, industrialise: organize (the production of something) into an industry; "The Chinese industrialized textile production"
  • opacify: make opaque; "The glass was opacified more greater privacy"
  • opsonize: make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes
  • militarize, militarise: adopt for military use; "militarize the Civil Service"
  • nationalize, nationalise: make national in character or scope; "His heroic deeds were nationalized by the press"
  • recommend: make attractive or acceptable; "Honesty recommends any person"
  • sentimentalize, sentimentalise: make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities; "Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind"; "These experiences have sentimentalized her"
  • solemnize, solemnise: make solemn and grave; "This ceremony solemnized our hearts"
  • territorialize, territorialise: place on a territorial basis; "The railways were territorialized"
  • transaminate: change (an amino group) by transferring it from one compound to another
  • transfigure, glorify, spiritualize: elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
  • unsanctify: remove the sanctification from or make unsanctified
  • vesiculate: cause to become vesicular or full of air cells; "vesiculate an organ"
  • visualize, visualise: make visible; "With this machine, ultrasound can be visualized"
  • variegate: change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors
  • ventilate: furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape; "The architect did not think about ventilating the storage space"
  • vivify: make more striking or animated; "his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story"
  • vulgarise, vulgarize: debase and make vulgar; "The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage"
  • supple: make pliant and flexible; "These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use"
  • professionalize, professionalise: make professional or give a professional character to; "Philosophy has not always been professionalized and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs"
  • smut: make obscene; "This line in the play smuts the entire act"
  • still: make motionless
  • weaponize: make into or use as a weapon or a potential weapon; "Will modern physicists weaponize String Theory?"
  • eroticize, sex up: give erotic character to or make more interesting; "eroticize the ads"
  • piggyback: bring into alignment with; "an amendment to piggyback the current law"
  • port: modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform
  • lifehack: make one's day-to-day activities more efficient
  • cloud: make less clear; "the stroke clouded memories of her youth"
  • confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
  • tone down, moderate, tame: make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
  • obfuscate: make obscure or unclear
  • synchronize, synchronise: make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action; "synchronize this film"
  • mince, soften, moderate: make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
  • militarize, militarise: lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force; "militarize Germany again after the war"
  • break down, crush: make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
  • fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up: make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
  • touch, disturb: tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"
  • dull: make dull in appearance; "Age had dulled the surface"
  • dull, blunt: make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
  • sharpen: make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives"
  • coarsen: make or become coarse or coarser; "coarsen the surface"; "Their minds coarsened"
  • loosen: make less dense; "loosen the soil"
  • untie, undo, loosen: cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"
  • barb: provide with barbs; "barbed wire"
  • string: provide with strings; "string my guitar"
  • straighten, straighten out: make straight
  • bring: cause to come into a particular state or condition; "Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence"; "bring water to the boiling point"
  • mix, mingle, commix, unify, amalgamate: to bring or combine together or with something else; "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"
  • charge: fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay"
  • put: cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation; "That song put me in awful good humor"; "put your ideas in writing"
  • clean, make clean: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
  • dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire: make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
  • lower, depress: cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"
  • deform: make formless; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"
  • break, break up: destroy the completeness of a set of related items; "The book dealer would not break the set"
  • alter: make an alteration to; "This dress needs to be altered"
  • decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
  • humanize, humanise: make more humane; "The mayor tried to humanize life in the big city"
  • humble: cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him"
  • estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect: arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
  • right: put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
  • desensitize, desensitise: cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized"
  • deodorize, deodorise, deodourise: eliminate the odor from; "This stick will deodorize your armpits"
  • develop: make visible by means of chemical solutions; "Please develop this roll of film for me"
  • blur: to make less distinct or clear; "The haze blurs the hills"
  • blind: make blind by putting the eyes out; "The criminals were punished and blinded"
  • change intensity: increase or decrease in intensity
  • change taste: alter the flavor of
  • substitute, replace, interchange, exchange: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
  • capture: bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit; "This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons"; "The star captured a comet"
  • lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring: bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"
  • restore, reinstate, reestablish: bring back into original existence, use, function, or position; "restore law and order"; "reestablish peace in the region"; "restore the emperor to the throne"
  • liberalize, liberalise: make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
  • right, compensate, redress, correct: make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
  • democratize, democratise: introduce democratic reforms; of nations
  • neutralize: make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; "The treaty neutralized the small republic"
  • corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
  • relax, loosen: make less severe or strict; "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
  • unite, unify: bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation; "the Democratic Patry platform united several splinter groups"
  • flocculate: cause to become a fluffy or lumpy aggregate; "The chemist flocculated the suspended material"
  • turn: cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics; "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"; "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"
  • cohere: cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole; "Religion can cohere social groups"

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