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1. change  (noun) 
the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"

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entail - the act of entailing property
about-face / volte-face / reversal / policy change - a reversal in attitude or principle or point of view
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
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
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
turning - act of changing in practice or custom
diversification / variegation - the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered)
flux - in constant change
switch / switching / shift - the act of changing one thing or position for another
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
movement - the act of changing the location of something
motion / movement / move / motility - a change of position that does not entail a change of location
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)
change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something
satisfaction - act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite
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

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2. change  (noun) 
a different or fresh set of clothes; "she brought a change in her overnight bag"

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    clothing     article of clothing     vesture     wear

3. change  (noun) 
a thing that is different; "he inspected several changes before selecting one"

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4. change  (noun) 
a difference that is usually pleasant; "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"

  Also known as: variety

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5. change  (noun) 
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"

  Also known as: alteration, modification

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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
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
separation / breakup / detachment - coming apart
vagary - an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person''s behavior, etc.)
variation / fluctuation - an instance of change
conversion - a change of religion
death / decease - the event of dying or departure from life
decrease / lessening / drop-off - a change downward
destabilization - an event that causes a loss of equilibrium (as of a ship or aircraft)
increase - a change resulting in an increase
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
shimmer / play - a weak and tremulous light
transmutation - (physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment)
damage / harm / impairment - the occurrence of a change for the worse
development - a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
revolution - a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
mutation / genetic mutation / chromosomal mutation - (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure
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

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    happening     occurrence     natural event

6. change  (noun) 
the result of alteration or modification; "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"

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depolarization / depolarisation - a loss of polarity or polarization

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    consequence     effect     outcome     result     event     issue     upshot

7. change  (noun) 
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"

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    cash     hard cash     hard currency

8. change  (noun) 
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"

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    cash     hard cash     hard currency

9. change  (noun) 
coins of small denomination regarded collectively; "he had a pocketful of change"

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10. change  (noun) 
a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event; "he attributed the change to their marriage"

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difference - a significant change
gradient - a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension

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11. change  (verb) 
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"

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freshen / refresh / refreshen / freshen up - become or make oneself fresh again
dress / get dressed - put on clothes
grow / develop / produce / get / acquire - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
regenerate - undergo regeneration
gel - become a gel
brutalize / brutalise / animalize / animalise - become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
convert - change in nature, purpose, or function
mutate - undergo mutation
have / experience - undergo
decrepitate - undergo decrepitation and crackle
suburbanize / suburbanise - take on suburban character
roll / roll up - show certain properties when being rolled
glaze / glass / glass over / glaze over - become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance
turn / grow - pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute
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
change integrity - change in physical make-up
change shape / change form / deform - assume a different shape or form
change state / turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
adjust / conform / adapt - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
rise / jump / climb up - rise in rank or status
assimilate - become similar in sound
dissimilate - become dissimilar or less similar
dissimilate - become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities
change magnitude - change in size or magnitude
modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme
deaden - become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active
break - be broken in
decay / crumble / delapidate - fall into decay or ruin
mold / mildew - become moldy
hydrate - become hydrated and combine with water
dry / dry out - become dry or drier
strengthen - gain strength
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
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
grow - become attached by or as if by the process of growth
mellow / melt / mellow out - become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
soften - become soft or softer
ionize / ionise - become converted into ions
stabilize / stabilise - become stable or more stable
destabilize / destabilise - become unstable
lighten / lighten up - become lighter
discolor / discolour / colour / color - change color, often in an undesired manner
discolor - lose color or turn colorless
narrow / contract - make or become more narrow or restricted
darken - become dark or darker
brighten / lighten - become brighter
dim - become dim or lusterless
crack / check / break - become fractured
transpire - come to light
resume / take up - return to a previous location or condition
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
warm up - become more friendly or open
warm / warm up - get warm or warmer
transform / transmute / metamorphose - change in outward structure or looks
convert - change religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief
dull - become dull or lusterless in appearance
complexify / ramify - have or develop complicating consequences
Americanize / Americanise - become American in character
modernize / modernise / develop - become technologically advanced
stiffen - become stiff or stiffer
tighten - become tight or tighter
fail / go bad / give way / die / give out / conk out / go / break / break down - stop operating or functioning
give way / yield - end resistance, especially under pressure or force
harden / indurate - become hard or harder
harden / indurate - make hard or harder
suffuse - to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light
hush - become quiet or still
normalize / normalise - become normal or return to its normal state
reorient - set or arrange in a new or different determinate position
purify - become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin
digest - become assimilated into the body
regress - go back to a statistical means
foul - become soiled and dirty
decalcify - lose calcium or calcium compounds
industrialize / industrialise - develop industry
decarboxylate - lose a carboxyl group
spot - become spotted
receive / get / find / obtain / incur - receive a specified treatment (abstract)
acetylate / acetylize / acetylise - receive substitution of an acetyl group
assume / acquire / adopt / take on / take - take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
prim - assume a prim appearance
capacitate - cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes necessary to fertilize an egg
caseate - become cheeselike
caseate - turn into cheese
clinker - turn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in burning
cure - be or become preserved
dawn - become light
salinate - add salt to
desalinate / desalt / desalinize / desalinise - remove salt from
shallow / shoal - become shallow
sop - become thoroughly soaked or saturated with liquid
steepen - become steeper
superannuate - become obsolete
ulcerate - undergo ulceration
vitrify - undergo vitrification
vulcanize / vulcanise - undergo vulcanization
pall / dull - become less interesting or attractive
die / pall / become flat - lose sparkle or bouquet
saponify - become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali
move / go / run - progress by being changed
come - reach a state, relation, or condition
catch - be struck or affected by
catch on - become popular
develop / grow - grow emotionally or mature
fly - change quickly from one emotional state to another
develop / acquire / evolve - gain through experience
assibilate - change into a sibilant
smoothen - become smooth
turn on - become hostile towards
drop - change from one level to another
break into - change pace
deepen / change - become deeper in tone
concretize / concretise - become specific
decay - undergo decay or decomposition
commute / transpose - transpose and remain equal in value
introject - incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one''s personality unconsciously
shift - change in quality
swing - alternate dramatically between high and low values
fall - be cast down
fall - assume a disappointed or sad expression
reflate - economics: experience reflation
hydrolyze / hydrolyse - undergo hydrolysis
fold / fold up - become folded or folded up
gelatinize / gelatinise - become gelatinous or change into a jelly
felt / felt up / mat up / matt-up / matte up / matte / mat - change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
recombine - undergo genetic recombination
feminize / feminise - assume (more) feminine characteristics
obsolesce - become obsolete, fall into disuse
plasticize / plasticise - become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added
recede - become faint or more distant
defervesce - experience an abatement of a fever
incandesce - become incandescent or glow with heat
calcify - become inflexible and unchanging
drift - be subject to fluctuation
play out - become spent or exhausted
conjugate - undergo conjugation
isomerize / isomerise - change into an isomer
evaporate / vaporise - change into a vapor
indurate - become fixed or established
gradate - pass imperceptibly from one degree, shade, or tone into another
keratinize / keratinise - become horny and impregnated with keratin
opacify - become opaque
mature - become due for repayment
rejuvenate - develop youthful topographical features
sequester - undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion
transaminate - undergo transfer from one compound to another
vesiculate - become vesicular or full of air cells
undulate - increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves
vascularize / vascularise - become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids
crash - undergo a sudden and severe downturn
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
flip / flip out - go mad, go crazy
synthesize - combine and form a synthesis
come round / come around - change one''s position or opinion
promote - be changed for a superior chess or checker piece
separate / divide / part - come apart
format / arrange - set (printed matter) into a specific format
fall for - fall in love with
move up / rise - be promoted, move to a better position
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture
settle - become clear by the sinking of particles
collapse / fall in / cave in / give / give way / break / founder - break down, literally or metaphorically
solarize / solarise - become overepxosed
occult - become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished
pass - transfer to another
leave / depart / pull up stakes - remove oneself from an association with or participation in
liberalize / liberalise - become more liberal
stratify - develop different social levels, classes, or castes
democratize / democratise - become (more) democratic
relax / loosen - become less severe or strict
reticulate - form a net or a network
flocculate - form into an aggregated lumpy or fluffy mass
carbonate - turn into a carbonate
come in - come into fashion
go out - go out of fashion
stagnate - cause to stagnate
make - undergo fabrication or creation
ice up / frost over / ice over - become covered with a layer of ice

  Opposite of:
    stay     remain     rest

12. change  (verb) 
make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one''s or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket''s selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

  Also known as: alter, vary

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alternate / jump - go back and forth
crackle - to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks
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
adapt / accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
let out / widen - make (clothes) larger
take in - make (clothes) smaller
diversify / branch out / broaden - vary in order to spread risk or to expand
diversify / radiate - spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate
specialize / specialise / narrow / narrow down - become more special
honeycomb - make full of cavities, like a honeycomb
break - vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity

13. change  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: alter, modify


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awaken / wake / waken / rouse / wake up / arouse - cause to become awake or conscious
cause to sleep - make fall asleep
affect - act physically on
refresh / freshen / refreshen - make fresh again
inseminate / fecundate / fertilize / fertilise - introduce semen into (a female)
indispose - cause to feel unwell
cry - bring into a particular state by crying
etiolate - make pale or sickly
brutalize / brutalise / animalize / animalise - make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something
opalize / opalise - make opalescent
arterialize / arterialise - change venous blood into arterial blood
make / get - give certain properties to something
counterchange / transpose / interchange - cause to change places
vascularize / vascularise - make vascular
decrepitate - to roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops
suburbanize / suburbanise - make suburban in character
revolutionize / revolutionise / overturn - change radically
etiolate - bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight
barbarize / barbarise - make crude or savage in behavior or speech
alkalinize / alkalinise - make (a substance) alkaline
mythologize / mythologise / mythicize / mythicise - make into a myth
allegorize / allegorise - make into an allegory
demythologize / demythologise - remove the mythical element from (writings)
bring / land - bring into a different state
coarsen - make less subtle or refined
affect / impact / bear upon / bear on / touch on / touch - have an effect upon
alchemize / alchemise - alter (elements) by alchemy
alcoholize / alcoholise - make alcoholic, as by fermenting
shape / form - give a shape or form to
round off / round down / round out / round - express as a round number
suspend - cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
sober - cause to become sober
reconstruct - cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically
increase - make bigger or more
ease up / ease off / let up - reduce pressure or intensity
assimilate - make similar
dissimilate - make dissimilar
commute / convert / exchange - exchange a penalty for a less severe one
vitalize / vitalise - give life to
unclutter / clear - rid of obstructions
activate - make active or more active
activate - make (substances) radioactive
activate / aerate - aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
activate - make more adsorptive
inactivate / deactivate - make inactive
deaden / blunt - make less lively, intense, or vigorous
remodel / reconstruct / redo - do over, as of (part of) a house
edit / redact - prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting
edit / cut / edit out - cut and assemble the components of
tame / chasten / subdue - correct by punishment or discipline
chasten / moderate / temper - restrain or temper
better / improve / amend / ameliorate / meliorate - to make better
worsen / aggravate / exacerbate / exasperate - make worse
wet - cause to become wet
dry / dry out - remove the moisture from and make dry
lubricate - make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant
strengthen / beef up / fortify - make strong or stronger
spike / lace / fortify - add alcohol beverages
weaken - lessen the strength of
blunt - make less sharp
oxidize / oxidise / oxidate - add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
unite / unify / merge - join or combine
age - make older
ripen / mature - cause to ripen or develop fully
antique / antiquate - give an antique appearance to
antiquate - make obsolete or old-fashioned
develop / make grow - cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
soften - make soft or softer
damage - inflict damage upon
ossify - cause to become hard and bony
acerbate - make sour or bitter
stabilize / stabilise - make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium
destabilize / destabilise - make unstable
sensitize / sensitise / sensify / sensibilize / sensibilise - make sensitive or aware
desensitize / desensitise - make insensitive
habituate / accustom - make psychologically or physically used (to something)
disorder / disarray - bring disorder to
discolor - cause to lose or change color
color / colorize / colorise / colourise / colourize / colour / color in / colour in - add color to
stain - produce or leave stains
hue - take on color or become colored
uglify - make ugly
untune - cause to be out of tune
adjust / set / correct - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
set - put into a certain state
disqualify / unfit / indispose - make unfit or unsuitable
domesticate / domesticize / domesticise / reclaim / tame - overcome the wildness of
widen - make wider
dehydrogenate - remove hydrogen from
hydrogenate - combine or treat with or expose to hydrogen, especially to add hydrogen to the molecule of (an unsaturated organic compound)
oxygenize / oxygenise - change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part
darken - make dark or darker
brighten / lighten up / lighten - make lighter or brighter
blur / blear - make dim or indistinct
obscure / bedim / overcloud - make obscure or unclear
obscure / blot out / obliterate / veil / hide - make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
cook - transform by heating
slenderize / slenderise - make slender or appear to be slender
crack - cause to become cracked
dissolve / dismiss - declare void
end / terminate - bring to an end or halt
demist - free from mist
condense / concentrate / contract - compress or concentrate
cool / chill / cool down - make cool or cooler
heat / heat up - make hot or hotter
warm - make warm or warmer
boil - bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point
freeze - cause to freeze
blister - cause blisters to from on
switch / change over / shift - make a shift in or exchange of
transpose - change key
convert / change over - change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
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
transmute - alter the nature of (elements)
transform / transmute / transubstantiate - change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
ash - convert into ashes
translate / transform - change from one form or medium into another
reform / reclaim / regenerate / rectify - bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
convert - cause to adopt a new or different faith
Islamize / Islamise - cause to conform to Islamic law
invert / reverse - turn inside out or upside down
invert - make an inversion (in a musical composition)
customize / customise - make according to requirements
personalize / personalise / individualize / individualise - make personal or more personal
depersonalize / depersonalise / objectify - make impersonal or present as an object
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
demagnetize / demagnetise / degauss - make nonmagnetic
simplify - make simpler or easier or reduce in complxity or extent
complicate / refine / rarify / elaborate - make more complex, intricate, or richer
refine - make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of
complicate / perplex - make more complicated
supercharge / pressurize / pressurise - increase the pressure on a gas or liquid
centralize / centralise / concentrate - make central
decentralize / deconcentrate / decentralise - make less central
socialize / socialise - make conform to socialist ideas and philosophies
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
internationalize / internationalise - make international in character
communize / communise / bolshevize / bolshevise - make Communist or bring in accord with Communist principles
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
Americanize / Americanise - make American in character
anglicize / anglicise - make English in appearance
Frenchify - make French in appearance or character
civilize / civilise - raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
nationalize / nationalise - put under state control or ownership
denationalize / denationalise - put under private control or ownership
naturalize / naturalise - make into a citizen
denaturalize / denaturalise - strip of the rights and duties of citizenship
naturalize / naturalise - make more natural or lifelike
denaturalize / denaturalise - make less natural or unnatural
even / even out - become even or more even
equal / match / equalize / equalise / equate - make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
stiffen - make stiff or stiffer
loosen / loose - make loose or looser
tighten / fasten - make tight or tighter
transitivize / transitivise - make transitive
detransitivize / detransitivise / intransitivize / intransitivise - intransitivize
thicken / inspissate - make thick or thicker
full - make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering
diversify - make (more) diverse
deaden - make vapid or deprive of spirit
check / retard / delay - slow the growth or development of
decrease / lessen / minify - make smaller
liquefy / liquify / liquidize / liquidise - make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating
solvate - cause a solvation in (a substance)
dissolve - cause to fade away
validate - make valid or confirm the validity of
invalidate / void / vitiate - take away the legal force of or render ineffective
empty - make void or empty of contents
fill / fill up / make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense
saturate - cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material, etc.) 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
morph - cause to change shape in a computer animation
neutralize / neutralise - make chemically neutral
commercialize / commercialise / market - make commercial
purify / purge / sanctify - make pure or free from sin or guilt
mechanize / mechanise - make mechanical
automatize / automatise / automate - make automatic or control or operate automatically
automatize / automatise - turn into an automaton
mechanize / mechanise - make monotonous
harmonize / harmonise / chord - bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
polarize / polarise - cause to vibrate in a definite pattern
glorify - bestow glory upon
contaminate - make radioactive by adding radioactive material
devalue - lower the value or quality of
insulate - protect from heat, cold, noise, etc. by surrounding with insulating material
calcify - convert into lime
urbanize / urbanise - make more industrial or city-like
urbanize / urbanise - impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
emulsify - cause to become 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
fertilize / fecundate / fertilise - make fertile or productive
clarify - make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating
mark - make or leave a mark on
barb - provide with barbs
nick - divide or reset the tail muscles of
disable / disenable / incapacitate - make unable to perform a certain action
enable - render capable or able for some task
de-emphasize / de-emphasise / destress - reduce the emphasis
tender / tenderize / tenderise - make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
charge - cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
sweeten - make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable
iodinate - cause to combine with iodine
ionate - add ions to
archaize / archaise - give an archaic appearance of character to
inform - give character or essence to
officialize / officialise - make official
occidentalize / occidentalise / westernize / westernise - make western in character
orientalize / orientalise - make oriental in character
acetylate / acetylize / acetylise - introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
achromatize / achromatise - remove color from
parallel / collimate - make or place parallel to something
camp - give an artificially banal or sexual quality to
classicize / classicise - make classic or classical
conventionalize / conventionalise - make conventional or adapt to conventions
decimalize / decimalise - change from fractions to decimals
dizzy - make dizzy or giddy
poison / envenom - add poison to
exteriorize / exteriorise / externalize / externalise / objectify - make external or objective, or give reality to
glamorize / glamourise / glamourize / glamorise - make glamorous and attractive
introvert - turn inside
laicize / laicise - reduce to lay status
politicize / politicise - give a political character to
proof - activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk
romanticize / romanticise - make romantic in style
rusticate - lend a rustic character to
sauce - add zest or flavor to, make more interesting
shallow / shoal - make shallow
tense - increase the tension on
steepen - make steeper
scramble - make unintelligible
unscramble - make intelligible
unsex - remove the qualities typical of one''s sex
vitrify - change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat
pall - cause to become flat
saponify - convert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali
extend / expand - expand the influence of
suspend / set aside - make inoperative or stop
muddy - make turbid
transform - subject to a mathematical transformation
lift / raise / elevate - raise in rank or condition
harshen - make harsh or harsher
dinge - make dingy
demonize / demonise - make into a demon
devilize / devilise / diabolize / diabolise - turn into a devil or make devilish
etherealize / etherialise - make ethereal
immaterialize / immaterialise / unsubstantialize / unsubstantialise - render immaterial or incorporeal
animize / animise / animate - give life-like qualities to
clear - make clear, bright, light, or translucent
dynamize / dynamise - make (a drug) effective
dynamize / dynamise - make more dynamic
rarefy / sublimate / subtilize - make more subtle or refined
volatilize / volatilise - make volatile
uniformize / uniformise - make uniform
symmetrize / symmetrise - make symmetric
immortalize / immortalise / eternize / eternise / eternalize / eternalise - make famous for ever
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
verbify - make into a verb
shift - move from one setting or context to another
sputter - cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed
draw - bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
make - change from one form into another
dope - add impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties
prostrate - render helpless or defenseless
excite - produce a magnetic field in
excite / energize / energise - raise to a higher energy level
shake - bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking
outmode - make unfashionable, outdated, or obsolete
spice / spice up - make more interesting or flavorful
shorten - make short or shorter
think - bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation
make - cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable
deflate - produce deflation in
inflate - cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit
reflate - economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation
digitize / digitise / digitalize / digitalise - put into digital form, as for use in a computer
gelatinize / gelatinise - convert into gelatinous form or jelly
recombine - cause genetic recombination
feminize / feminise / effeminize / erreminise / womanize - to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
masculinize / masculinise / virilize / virilise - produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy
masculinize - give a masculine appearance or character to
dissonate - make harsh and unpleasant-sounding
sexualize / sexualise - make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
schematize / schematise - give conventional form to
patent - make open to sight or notice
constitutionalize / constitutionalise - incorporate into a constitution, make constitutional
rationalize / rationalise - remove irrational quantities from
plasticize / plasticise - make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
rarefy - lessen the density or solidity of
paganize / paganise - make pagan in character
incandesce - cause to become incandescent or glow
deaminate / deaminize - remove the amino radical (usually by hydrolysis) from an amino compound
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 / sensitise - make sensitive to a drug or 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
evaporate / vaporise - cause to change into a vapor
industrialize / industrialise - organize the production of into an industry
opacify - make opaque
opsonize - make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes
militarize / militarise - adopt for military use
nationalize / nationalise - make national in character or scope
recommend - make attractive or acceptable
sentimentalize / sentimentalise - make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities
solemnize / solemnise - make solemn and grave
territorialize / territorialise - place on a territorial basis
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
visualize / visualise - make visible
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
vivify - make more striking or animated
vulgarise / vulgarize - debase and make vulgar
supple - make pliant and flexible
professionalize / professionalise - make professional or give a professional character to
smut - make obscene
still - make motionless
weaponize - make into or use as a weapon or a potential weapon
confuse / blur / obscure / obnubilate - make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
confuse - make unclear or incomprehensible
tone down / moderate / tame - make less strong or intense
obfuscate - make obscure or unclear
synchronize / synchronise - make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action
mince / soften / moderate - make less severe or harsh
militarize / militarise - lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force
break down / crush - make ineffective
fatten / fat / flesh out / fill out / plump / plump out / fatten out / fatten up - make fat or plump
touch / disturb - tamper with
dull - make dull in appearance
dull / blunt - make dull or blunt
sharpen - make sharp or sharper
coarsen - make or become coarse or coarser
loosen - make less dense
untie / undo / loosen - cause to become loose
barb - provide with barbs
string - provide with strings
straighten / straighten out - make straight
bring - cause to come into a particular state or condition
mix / mingle / commix / unify / amalgamate - to bring or combine together or with something else
charge - fill or load to capacity
put - cause to be in a certain state
clean / make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
dirty / soil / begrime / grime / colly / bemire - make soiled, filthy, or dirty
lower / depress - cause to drop or sink
deform - make formless
form - give shape to
break / break up - destroy the completeness of a set of related items
alter - make an alteration to
decorate / adorn / grace / ornament / embellish / beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
humanize / humanise - make more humane
humble - cause to be unpretentious
estrange / alienate / alien / disaffect - arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
right - put in or restore to an upright position
desensitize / desensitise - cause not to be sensitive
deodorize / deodorise / deodourise - eliminate the odor from
develop - make visible by means of chemical solutions
blur - to make less distinct or clear
blind - make blind by putting the eyes out
change intensity - increase or decrease in intensity
change taste - alter the flavor of
capture - bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit
lend / impart / bestow / contribute / add / bring - bestow a quality on
restore / reinstate / reestablish - bring back into original existence, use, function, or position
liberalize / liberalise - make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
right / compensate / redress / correct - make reparations or amends for
democratize / democratise - introduce democratic reforms
neutralize - make politically neutral and thus inoffensive
corrupt / pervert / subvert / demoralize / demoralise / debauch / debase / profane / vitiate / deprave / misdirect - corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
relax / loosen - make less severe or strict
flocculate - cause to become a fluffy or lumpy aggregate
turn - cause to change or turn into something different
make possible - make accessible
cohere - cause to form a united, orderly, and aethestically consistent whole

14. change  (verb) 
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"

  Also known as: exchange, commute, convert

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rectify - convert into direct 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

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  Verb Group:
    switch     shift     change

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

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

  More Generic:
    dress     get dressed

  Verb Group:
    switch     shift     change

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

  Also known as: switch, shift

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shift - change gears
break - change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
surf / channel-surf - switch channels, on television
leap / jump - pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
diphthongize / diphthongise - change from a simple vowel to a diphthong
cut - make an abrupt change of image or sound
break - change directions suddenly

  Verb Group:
    change     change     exchange     commute     convert

18. change  (verb) 
become deeper in tone; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"

  Also known as: deepen

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

  Also known as: transfer

  More Generic:
    travel     go     move     locomote

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

  Also known as: exchange, interchange

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sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
cash / cash in - exchange for cash
ransom / redeem - exchange or buy back for money
substitute / replace - put in the place of another
substitute / sub / stand in / fill in - be a substitute
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

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