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To change something

change

verb

to become different, or to make someone or something different

transform

verb

to make someone or something completely different, usually in a way that makes them more attractive, easier to use, etc.

make into

to change someone or something so that they become something else

convert

verb

to change from one system, use, or method to another, or to make something do this

modify

verb

to change something slightly, especially in order to improve it or to make it less extreme

alter

verb

to make something or someone different

vary

verb

to change something

reverse

verb

to change the order or development of events, a process, or a situation to be the opposite of what it was

turn into

to make someone or something change or develop into something different

revise

verb

to change the way that you do something

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