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change /tʃeɪndʒ/ verb
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تعویض ، تبدیل ، تغییر دادن ، دگرگون کردن یاشدن ، دگرگونی ، پول خرد ، مبادله ، عوض کردن ، تغییردادن ، معاوضه کردن ، خردکردن (پول) ، تغییر کردن ، عوض شدن ، علوم مهندسی: مبادله ، قانون ـ فقه: معاوضه ، روانشناسی: دگرگونی
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[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

change
[noun]
Synonyms:
- alteration, difference, innovation, metamorphosis, modification, mutation, revolution, transformation, transition
- variety, break (informal), departure, diversion, novelty, variation
- exchange, conversion, interchange, substitution, swap, trade
[verb]
Synonyms:
- alter, convert, modify, mutate, reform, reorganize, restyle, shift, transform, vary
- exchange, barter, convert, interchange, replace, substitute, swap, trade
Antonyms: uniformity
Contrasted words: establish, fix, set
Related Idioms: go (or pass through) a change
Related Words: convert, metamorphose, transform, transmute, diversify, variegate, exchange, interchange, swap, trade, substitute, aberration, deviation, divergence, diversification, shift, innovation, conversion, metamorphosis, transformation, transmutation, surrogate, avatar
English Thesaurus: change, alter, adapt, adjust, modify, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. change1 S1 W1 /tʃeɪndʒ/ verb
[Word Family: adjective: changeable, interchangeable, changedUNCHANGED, changing ≠ unchanging, changeless; noun: change, interchange, interchangeability; verb: change, interchange; adverb: interchangeably]
[Date: 1100-1200; Language: Old French; Origin: changier, from Latin cambiare 'to exchange']

1. BECOME DIFFERENT/MAKE SOMETHING DIFFERENT [intransitive and transitive] to become different, or to make something become different:
Susan has changed a lot since I last saw her.
Changing your eating habits is the best way to lose weight.
The leaves on trees change colour in the autumn.
change (from something) to something
He changed from being a nice lad to being rude and unhelpful.
change into
The hissing sound gradually changed into a low hum.
change somebody/something into something
A witch had changed him into a mouse.
change something to something
Mueller changed his name to Miller when he became a U.S. citizen.

2. START DOING/USING SOMETHING DIFFERENT [intransitive and transitive] to stop doing or using one thing, and start doing or using something else instead Synonym : switch:
She changed jobs in May.
change (from something) to something
The company has recently changed to a more powerful computer system.
The ship changed course and headed south.
The company has had to change direction because of developments in technology.
Piper awkwardly tried to change the subject (=talk about something else).

3. REPLACE SOMETHING [transitive] to put or use something new or different in place of something else, especially because it is old, damaged, or broken:
Three boys were changing a tyre by the side of the road.
When I lost my keys, we had to change all the locks.
change something (from something) to something
The time of the meeting has been changed from 11 a.m. to 10:30.
How often do you change cars (=buy a new car and sell the old one)?

4. change your mind to change your decision, plan, or opinion about something:
Her father tried to get her to change her mind.
change your mind about
If you change your mind about the job, just give me a call.

5. change sides to leave one party, group etc and join an opposing party, group etc:
It’s quite rare for politicians to change sides.

6. CLOTHES
a) [intransitive and transitive] to take off your clothes and put on different ones:
Francis came in while Jay was changing.
Change your dress – that one looks dirty.
change into/out of
Sara changed into her swimsuit and ran out for a quick swim.
You’d better go and get changed.
b) [transitive] to put a clean nappy on a baby, or to put clean clothes on a baby or small child:
I bathed him and changed his diaper.
Can you change the baby?

7. BED [transitive] to take the dirty sheets off a bed and put on clean ones

8. EXCHANGE GOODS [transitive] British English
a) to take back to a shop something that you have bought and get something different instead, especially because there is something wrong with it Synonym : exchange American English
change something for something
I bought these gloves for my daughter, but they’re too large. Can I change them for a smaller size?
b) to give a customer something different instead of what they have bought, especially because there is something wrong with it Synonym : exchange American English:
I’m sure the shop will change them for you.

9. EXCHANGE MONEY [transitive]
a) to get smaller units of money that add up to the same value as a larger unit:
Can you change a £20 note?
b) to get money from one country for the same value of money from another country
change something into/for something
I want to change my dollars into pesos, please.

10. TRAINS/BUSES/AIRCRAFT [intransitive and transitive] to get off one train, bus, or aircraft and into another in order to continue your journey
change at
Passengers for Liverpool should change at Crewe.
change trains/buses/planes etc
I had to change planes in Denver.
all change! (=used to tell passengers to get off a train because it does not go any further)

11. change hands if property changes hands, it starts to belong to someone else:
The house has changed hands three times in the last two years.

12. change places (with somebody)
a) to give someone your place and take their place:
Would you mind changing places with me so I can sit next to my friend?
b) to take someone else’s social position or situation in life instead of yours:
She may be rich, but I wouldn’t want to change places with her.

13. GEAR [intransitive and transitive] to put the engine of a vehicle into a higher or lower gear in order to go faster or slower
change (into/out of) gear
Change into second gear as you approach the corner.
change up/down British English:
Change down before you get to the hill.

14. change your tune informal to start expressing a different attitude and reacting in a different way, after something has happened:
The question is, will the president change his tune on taxes?

15. WIND [intransitive] if the wind changes, it starts to blow in a different direction

16. change your spots to change your character completely:
US business has changed its spots in recent years.
chop and change at chop1(3)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. change2 S1 W1 noun
[Word Family: adjective: changeable, interchangeable, changedUNCHANGED, changing ≠ unchanging, changeless; noun: change, interchange, interchangeability; verb: change, interchange; adverb: interchangeably]

1. THINGS BECOMING DIFFERENT [uncountable and countable] the process or result of something or someone becoming different:
I find it hard to cope with change.
scientists worried about climatic change
change in
changes in the immigration laws
A change in personality may mean your teenager has a drug problem.
change of
a change of temperature
No major changes were made to the book.
change for the better/worse (=a change that makes a situation better or worse)
There was a change for the better in the patient’s condition.
social/political/economic etc change
the sweeping political changes after the fall of communism
She had a change of heart (=change in attitude) and decided to stay.
Family life has undergone dramatic change in recent years.

2. FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER [countable] the fact of one thing or person being replaced by another:
The car needs an oil change.
change of
a change of government
a change of address
change from something to something
the gradual change from grasslands to true desert
The government has made some major policy changes.

3. PLEASANT NEW SITUATION [singular] a situation or experience that is different from what happened before, and is usually interesting or enjoyable
change from
The morning was cool; a welcome change from the heat of the day before.
for a change
How about dinner out for a change?
it/that makes a change (=used to say that something is better than and different from usual)
‘Ron’s buying the drinks.’ ‘That makes a change.’
change of scene/air/pace etc (=when you go to a different place or do something different)
The patients benefit greatly from a change of scenery.
a change is as good as a rest (=used to say that starting to do something different is as good as having a rest)

4. MONEY [uncountable]
a) the money that you get back when you have paid for something with more money than it costs:
Here’s your change, sir.
b) money in the form of coins, not paper money
in change
I have about a dollar in change.
Matt emptied the loose change from his pockets.
A beggar asked for some spare change (=coins that you do not need).
c) coins or paper money that you give in exchange for the same amount of money in a larger unit
change for £1/$10
Excuse me, have you got change for a pound?
make change American English (=give someone change)
Can you make change for $20?

5. small change
a) coins you have that do not have a high value:
I only had about a pound in small change.
b) used to emphasize that something is a small amount of money when it is compared to a larger amount:
The program costs $20 million a year, small change by Washington standards.

6. change of clothes/underwear etc an additional set of clothes that you have with you, for example when you are travelling

7. TRAIN/BUS/AIRCRAFT [countable] a situation in which you get off one train, bus, or aircraft and get on another in order to continue your journey:
Even with a change of trains, the subway is quicker than a cab at rush hour.

8. get no change out of somebody British English spoken to get no useful information or help from someone:
I wouldn’t bother asking Richard – you’ll get no change out of him.
ring the changes at ring2(6)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

change
noun
I. becoming/making sb/sth different
ADJ. big, considerable, dramatic, drastic, enormous, extensive, far-reaching, fundamental, important, major, marked, massive, momentous, profound, radical, revolutionary, sea, significant, substantial, sweeping, wholesale Television has undergone a sea change in the last two years.
complete | irreversible | systematic | cosmetic, marginal, minimal, minor, slight, small, subtle | long-term, short-term | abrupt, rapid, sudden | gradual | seasonal | net, overall net change in incomes
global | qualitative, quantitative | beneficial, desirable, effective, exciting, nice, pleasant, refreshing, welcome | unwelcome | unanticipated, unexpected, unforeseen | climate, constitutional, cultural, demographic, economic, environmental, legislative, organizational, political, population, social, structural, technological | culture, gear, name, policy, rule, sex the need for a culture change within the industry He made a rapid gear change as he approached the bend.
VERB + CHANGE make I made a couple of minor changes to my opening paragraph. It made a pleasant change not having to work.
bring about, cause, effect, force, produce How far does war bring about social change?
introduce We are going to introduce a few changes to the system.
undergo | show He needs to show a change in attitude if he is to succeed.
reflect Courses offered in schools reflect changes in the job market.
adapt to Businesses have to adapt to change.
call for, demand He called for a change of mood in Scottish politics.
oppose, resist We resist change because of fear of the unknown.
prevent | be subject to Train times are subject to change without notice.
CHANGE + VERB occur, take place Major economic changes have occurred recently.
PREP. for a ~ I usually take the bus to town, but today I cycled for a change.
~ from, ~ in The last few years have seen a change in attitudes to single parents.
~ of a change of government
~ to the change from the old to the new system
PHRASES a change for the better/worse I reckon we've all made a big change for the better. | a change of clothes (= an extra set of clothes to change into) Take a change of clothes in case you get dirty.
a change of heart/mind He said he's not coming, but he might have a change of heart.
a change of scene I needed a change of scene after being in the job for so long.
a climate of change In the current climate of change, adaptability is vital.
the pace/rate of change A successful company must keep up with the pace of technological change.
a period of change The eighties were a period of great change in publishing.
the tide of change The president realized he could not hold back the tide of change, and resigned.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

change
II. coins/notes of low value
ADJ. loose, small He emptied his pockets of loose change.
PREP. in ~ I've got about 25 dollars in change.
~ for Ask the cashier if she has change for a £20 note.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

change
III. money you get back if you pay too much
VERB + CHANGE check, count | give This machine does not give change.
get | take | keep I told the taxi driver to keep the change.
PREP. ~ from/out of The meal left me with not much change from £100.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

change
verb
ADV. considerably, dramatically, fundamentally, a lot, radically, significantly Our way of life has changed dramatically over the last ten years. Jane has changed a lot since she went to university.
completely | (very) little The village has actually changed very little in the last hundred years.
all the time, constantly, continually The language is changing all the time.
fast, rapidly, suddenly Attitudes to marriage are changing fast.
gradually, slowly
PREP. from Leeds changed from a small market town into a busy city.
into, to His anger changed to sadness.
PHRASES change out of all recognition The town had changed out of all recognition.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

change

dramatically/drastically/radically (=a lot)
People’s work environment has changed dramatically in the past twenty years.
completely
His life had completely changed since he met Anya.
considerably
He has changed considerably in four years.
significantly
The legal system has changed significantly since the rule was established.
fundamentally
The political situation has fundamentally changed.
rapidly/quickly
The market for phones is changing rapidly.
slowly/gradually
Things are gradually changing.
change overnight (=very quickly)
Old habits cannot be changed overnight.
changing circumstances/conditions
The human brain adapts quickly to changing conditions.
changing attitudes
Changing attitudes cause traditional ways of life to disappear.
the changing role of somebody
the changing role of women in society
changing patterns of work/behaviour etc
Changing patterns of work mean that more people are able to work from home.
a changing environment
In order to survive, you must adapt to a changing environment.
a changing world
Children are growing up in a changing world.
changing times (=a period of time when a lot is changing)
We live in changing times.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

change
I.
noun
BAD: We can reduce the unemployment rate with a change of the economy.
GOOD: We can reduce the unemployment rate with a change in the economy.
BAD: I'm disappointed by all the changes of London.
GOOD: I'm disappointed by all the changes in London.

Usage Note:
Use change of when you mean that someone or something has been replaced: 'What the country needs is a change of government.' (= a completely new government)
When you mean that someone or something is now different in some way, use change in : 'The Prime Minister has made several changes in the government.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

change
II.
verb
BAD: I took the camera back to the shop and changed it with another one.
GOOD: I took the camera back to the shop and changed it for another one.

Usage Note:
change/exchange sth for sth : 'I'd like to change this shirt for a smaller size.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

change
tʃeɪndʒ
See: ring the changes

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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