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Synonyms

change

noun

a situation in which something becomes different or you make something different

effect

noun

a change that is produced in one person or thing by another

trend

noun

a gradual change or development that produces a particular result

adjustment

noun

a change in something that makes it better, more accurate, or more effective

correction

noun

a change that makes something correct or accurate

transformation

noun

a change into someone or something completely different, or the process by which this happens

evolution

noun

the way in which something gradually changes and develops

alteration

noun

a change in the appearance or form of something

overhaul

noun

a complete change to a system that is intended to make it work more effectively

a fresh start

a complete change in your way of life or the way that you do things, especially after you have previously been unsuccessful

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accommodation

noun

formal a change in behavior or attitude that helps people work together or end a disagreement

a change of scene/scenery/air

a period of time that you spend in a different place in order to feel better or more healthy

a clean sweep

a new start after getting rid of old methods, ideas, or staff

adjustment

noun

a change that someone makes in their behavior or attitude

amendment

noun

a change made in a document or plan

a new lease on life

a change to something that makes it more modern or useful

butterfly

noun

someone who keeps changing from one activity or person to another, and never stays long with any of them

cataclysm

noun

literary a sudden violent change, especially a social or political one

changeover

noun

a change from one method, system, or activity to another

cline

noun

a gradual change that happens across a range of similar things

convulsion

noun

mainly journalism a sudden or extreme change that causes major problems or serious harm

creep

noun

a slow and gradual change or movement

crossover

noun

a change from one situation or style to another

departure

noun

something new and different

distortion

noun

a change that makes something no longer true or accurate

distortion

noun

a change in the way that something looks, sounds, or behaves so that it becomes strange or difficult to recognize

diversion

noun

a change in the use or purpose of something

drift

noun

a slow and gradual change from one situation or opinion to another

dynamism

noun

the quality of always changing or developing

the ebb and flow

a situation in which something keeps becoming larger or stronger, and then smaller or weaker

elasticity

noun

the ability to change when the situation changes

fluctuation

noun

frequent changes in the amount, value, or level of something

game-changer

noun

something that completely changes the way something is done, thought about, or made

gradient

noun

science the rate of change of something such as temperature or pressure

greener pastures

a new, better, and more interesting place, job, or activity

inversion

noun

formal a change that makes something the opposite of what it was before, or turns it upside down

metamorphosis

noun

biology a major change in the physical form of an insect or other animal as it develops

metamorphosis

noun

formal a major change that makes someone or something very different

modification

noun

formal a small change to something, especially to a machine, system, or plan

move

noun

a change in the place where you live or work

move

noun

a change in an activity, career, situation, etc.

movement

noun

a change that leads toward improving a situation or solving a problem

oscillation

noun

science a frequent change in size, strength, or direction between two limits

paradigm shift

noun

formal a basic change in ideas or methods

parallax

noun

the change in the position of an object that seems to take place when the person looking at the object changes their position

refinement

noun

a small change that is made to something in order to improve it

reform

noun

a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively

revamp

noun

informal a major change intended to make something look or operate better

reversal

noun

a change in something, so that it becomes the opposite of what it was

reversion

noun

formal an act of returning to an earlier state

revision

noun

something that has been changed, improved, or added to

revolution

noun

a sudden or major change, especially in ideas or methods

roller coaster

noun

a situation in which there are many big and sudden changes

sea change

noun

a very big or important change

seesaw

noun

a situation that keeps changing, especially one that involves two opposite things that rise and fall many times

shake-out

noun

informal a major change in an industry that causes some companies to close or a lot of people to lose their jobs

shake-up

noun

an important change in the way that something such as a department or a company is organized

switch

noun

a change from one thing to another

switchover

noun

American a complete change from one thing to another

the tide turns

used for saying that people’s opinion or a situation is changing

turn

noun

a change in a situation

turnaround

noun

an important change in a situation that causes it to improve

tweak

noun

informal a small change that improves something

twist

noun

a sudden unexpected change in a situation

upheaval

noun

a sudden or violent change, especially one that affects people’s lives

vagaries

noun

formal unexpected changes that you cannot control

variability

noun

the fact that something changes often or is not always the same

whirligig

noun

literary anything that changes continuously

winds of change

actions or influences that will lead to important political or social changes

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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