Another word for change
The act or fact of altering
alteration, variation, vicissitude, substitution, swerving, deviation, diversion, shuffling, difference, reconstruction, aberration, evolution, restyling, innovation, move, interchange, trade, switch, fluctuation, wavering, modulation, alternating, exchange, mutation, transformation, transmutation, modification, transition, metamorphosis, transfiguration, reshaping, adoption, transference, reworking, transmogrification, metamorphism, improvisation, revolution, conversion, regeneration, shifting, warping, remodeling, renovation, veering, transubstantiation, shift, reformation, revision, rearrangement, enlargement, renewal, removal, disguising, reversal, about-face, tampering, qualification, turning, metathesis, inflection, vacillation, resolution, metastasis, reorganization; see also variety 1.
modification, correction, remodeling, switch, reformation, reconstruction, shift, difference, reform, conversion, changeover, transformation, tempering, revolution, rearrangement, adjustment, readjustment, reorganization, reshaping, renovation, realignment, redirection, reprogramming, variation, addition, refinement, advance, modulation, development, diversification, turn, turnover, enlargement, revision, qualification, distortion, compression, contraction, telescoping, widening, narrowing, lengthening, flattening, shortening, fitting, setting, adjusting, rounding, getting out of round, ovalization, squaring, getting out of whack*, ups and downs*; see also sense 1.
To make different
vary, alter, modify, transform, convert, diversify, turn, modulate, transmute, transfigure, redo, metamorphose, disguise, restyle, revolutionize, reorganize, make over, do over, remake, recondition, remodel, reconvert, refashion, tailor, reform, renew, renovate, recast, revamp, remold, modernize, reconstruct, moderate, temper, adjust, adapt, accommodate, readjust, fine-tune, naturalize, transpose, invert, switch around, reverse, turn upside down, revise, correct, amend, edit, tamper with, make innovations, innovate, render different, translate, mutate, transmogrify, denature, transubstantiate, reshape, inflect, regenerate, improve, worsen, reduce, commute, increase, diminish, intensify, shape, shift, transfer, give a color to, do something about, bring up to date.
To put in place of another
To change clothing
To become different
alter, vary, fluctuate, vacillate, modify, metamorphose, evolve, be converted, turn into, turn from, resolve into, grow, ripen, mellow, mature, develop, be transformed, reform, moderate, adapt, adjust, mutate, diverge, deviate, shift, veer, swerve, tack, deflect, warp, merge into, shade, cloud, break, graduate, grade, come around, take a new turn, reverse oneself, do an about-face*, flip-flop*, blow hot and cold*; see also sense 1, become 1.
change denotes making or becoming distinctly different and implies either a radical transmutation of character or replacement with something else success changed her; I'll change my shoes; alter implies a more partial change, as in appearance, so that the identity is preserved to alter a garment; vary suggests irregular or intermittent change to vary one's reading; modify implies minor change, often so as to limit or moderate to modify the language of a report; transform implies a change in form and now, usually, in nature or function to transform matter into energy; convert suggests more strongly change to suit a new function to convert a barn into a house
Another word for changeverb
To make or become different:alter, modify, mutate, turn, vary. See change
To give up in return for something else:commute, exchange, interchange, shift, substitute, switch, trade. (Informal) swap. See change, substitute
To leave or discard for another:shift, switch. See change, substitute
The process or result of making or becoming different:alteration, modification, mutation, permutation, variation. See change
The act of exchanging or substituting:commutation, exchange, interchange, shift, substitution, switch, trade, transposition. (Informal) swap. See change, substitute
The process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another:changeover, conversion, metamorphosis, mutation, shift, transfiguration, transformation, translation, transmogrification, transmutation, transubstantiation. See change
The process or an instance of passing from one form, state, or stage to another:passage, shift, transit, transition. See change