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Overview of verb change

The verb change has 10 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (57) change, alter, modify

(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")

2. (54) 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")

3. (13) change, alter, vary

(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")

4. (7) switch, shift, change

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

5. (6) change

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

6. (5) 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")

7. (3) exchange, change, interchange

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

8. (3) transfer, change

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

9. 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")

10. change

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


Overview of adj changed

The adj changed has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) changed

(made or become different in nature or form; "changed attitudes"; "changed styles of dress"; "a greatly changed country after the war")

2. (2) changed

(made or become different in some respect; "he's an altered (or changed) man since his election to Congress")

3. changed

(changed in constitution or structure or composition by metamorphism; "metamorphic rocks")

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