Synonyms of change

  • as in alteration
  • as in fluctuation
  • as in money
  • as in to modify
  • as in to vary
  • as in to exchange
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Thesaurus Definition of change

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Synonyms & Similar Words

  • modification
  • transformation
  • fluctuation
  • refashioning
  • metamorphosis
  • deformation
  • replacement
  • rectification
  • oscillation
  • displacement
  • substitution
  • transfiguration

Antonyms & Near Antonyms

  • stabilization
  • inconstancy
  • transmutation
  • transmogrification
  • vacillation
  • legal tender
  • money order
  • paper money
  • chump change
  • promissory note
  • folding money
  • pocket money
  • spending money
  • wherewithal
  • cashier's check
  • king's ransom

Thesaurus Definition of change  (Entry 2 of 2)

  • revolutionize
  • metamorphose
  • transfigure
  • deteriorate
  • turn around
  • interchange
  • reciprocate

Synonym Chooser

How is the word change different from other verbs like it?

Some common synonyms of change are alter , modify , and vary . While all these words mean "to make or become different," change implies making either an essential difference often amounting to a loss of original identity or a substitution of one thing for another.

When might alter be a better fit than change ?

Although the words alter and change have much in common, alter implies a difference in some particular respect without suggesting loss of identity.

When is it sensible to use modify instead of change ?

The synonyms modify and change are sometimes interchangeable, but modify suggests a difference that limits, restricts, or adapts to a new purpose.

Where would vary be a reasonable alternative to change ?

In some situations, the words vary and change are roughly equivalent. However, vary stresses a breaking away from sameness, duplication, or exact repetition.

Phrases Containing change

  • change of heart
  • change one's mind (about)
  • small change

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“Change.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus , Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/change. Accessed 14 May. 2024.

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noun as in something made different; alteration

Strongest matches

  • development
  • modification

Strong matches

  • permutation
  • transmutation
  • vicissitude

Weak matches

noun as in act or fact of making different or becoming different

  • metamorphosis
  • transformation

Strong match

  • transfiguration
  • transmogrification

noun as in substitution; replacement

  • replacement
  • substitution
  • interchange

noun as in smaller currency in exchange for larger

  • chicken feed
  • pocket money
  • spending money

verb as in make or become different

  • accommodate
  • metamorphose
  • recondition
  • revolutionize
  • transfigure

verb as in substitute, replace

  • switch around

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Example sentences.

One agency executive said that it would be surprising if advertisers return en masse in early August without commitments to address advertisers’ desired changes.

The government had estimated that the rule changes would cause about 70,000 women, and at most 126,000 women, to lose contraception coverage in one year.

His team’s mandate is to back companies tied to major long-term shifts in areas like climate change and health care.

The picture and the pace at which it was changing were dizzying.

The focus was on low-cost ergonomic changes that reduced physical stress.

Term limits could be a prescription to speed change along.

And as he adjusted to this change in circumstances, he screamed at himself a second time: Wait!

When we meet them, their lives are unfulfilled, and at no point are we convinced their condition will change.

If we want that to change, then all of us have to encourage our legislators to make funding community policing a priority.

Whatever happened overtook them both within a minute or so of that altitude change request, and they were never heard from again.

In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.

The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.

Never was a change more remarkable than that which had come upon Mrs. Collingwood.

When the whole hunt is hunting up, each single change is made between the whole hunt, and the next bell above it.

Almost, he saw her visibly change—here in the twilight of the little Luxor garden by his side.

Related Words

Words related to change are not direct synonyms, but are associated with the word change . Browse related words to learn more about word associations.

noun as in complete change

  • 180 degree turn
  • change in direction
  • changeabout
  • overturning
  • policy change

verb as in adjust to a different situation or condition

  • come around
  • familiarize
  • get act together
  • get used to
  • grow used to
  • play the game
  • roll with punches

verb as in influence, affect emotionally

verb as in change

  • correct mid-course
  • make different
  • recalibrate
  • reconstruct

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When To Use

What is another way to say change .

To change is to make a material difference so that something is distinctly different from what it was: to change one’s opinion. To alter is to make some partial change, as in appearance, while still preserving the identity: to alter a dress, as by raising the hem ( to change a dress would mean to put on a different one).

On this page you'll find 296 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to change, such as: adjustment, development, difference, modification, revision, and shift.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

What is another word for change ?

change synonym development

Synonyms for Change:

  • reconstruction
  • transmutation
  • base currency
  • change direction/course
  • give something a try
  • try your hand at something
  • turn your hand to something
  • pick up after
  • straighten up
  • hit the town/street, etc.
  • put something on the slate
  • replaceable
  • substitutable
  • compression
  • contraction
  • make way (for)
  • readjustment
  • ups and downs
  • chicken feed
  • stabilization
  • disembarkation
  • stand aside
  • changeabouts
  • doublebacks
  • over turning
  • over turnings
  • over-turning
  • over-turnings
  • overturnings
  • policy changes
  • re traction
  • re tractions
  • re-traction
  • re-tractions
  • diversification
  • modification
  • transfiguration
  • transformation
  • paradigm shift
  • roller coaster
  • meter money
  • proselytization
  • reclamation
  • regeneration
  • sublimation
  • big trouble
  • hour of decision
  • predicament
  • predicaments
  • deflections
  • new wrinkle
  • eventuations
  • transpirations
  • turn events
  • turn of event
  • Discongruity
  • Unconformity
  • non-conformity
  • unconformities
  • unorthodoxness
  • natural processes
  • trans formation
  • trans formations
  • trans-formation
  • trans-formations
  • working outs
  • buying and sellings
  • buying selling
  • buying sellings
  • inter dependence
  • inter dependences
  • inter relation
  • inter relations
  • inter-dependence
  • inter-dependences
  • inter-relation
  • inter-relations
  • re arrangement
  • re arrangements
  • re placement
  • re placements
  • re-arrangement
  • re-arrangements
  • re-placement
  • re-placements
  • supplantings
  • supplantments
  • trans action
  • trans actions
  • trans position
  • trans positions
  • trans-action
  • trans-actions
  • trans-position
  • trans-positions
  • transposings
  • change of course
  • turn-around
  • in constancies
  • in constancy
  • in-constancies
  • in-constancy
  • in stabilities
  • in stability
  • in-stabilities
  • in-stability
  • Calibrations
  • calibration
  • heterogeneousness
  • melioration
  • preferments
  • tone of voice
  • inter-change
  • variabilities
  • variability
  • meta morphosis
  • meta-morphosis
  • trans figuration
  • trans figurations
  • trans mutation
  • trans mutations
  • trans-figuration
  • trans-figurations
  • trans-mutation
  • trans-mutations
  • transfigurements
  • re fittings
  • re-fittings
  • money order
  • promissory note
  • spending money
  • ways and means
  • wherewithal
  • Translatings
  • dis placement
  • dis placements
  • dis-placement
  • dis-placements
  • movablenesses
  • operativenesses
  • trans feral
  • trans planting
  • trans-feral
  • trans-planting
  • transplantings
  • under taking
  • under-taking
  • under-takings
  • transference
  • transferences
  • transmittal
  • transmittals
  • transmittance
  • part-time job earnings
  • departure from the norm
  • Many-sidedness
  • Multiformity
  • disparateness
  • heterogeneity
  • intermixture
  • intermixtures
  • miscellaneousness
  • multiplicity
  • polymorphism
  • variousness
  • came around
  • comes around
  • coming around
  • gat act together
  • gets act together
  • getting act together
  • got act together
  • gotten act together
  • grew used to
  • growing used to
  • grows used to
  • played game
  • played the game
  • playing game
  • plays the game
  • re adjusted
  • re adjusting
  • re modelled
  • re modelling
  • re-adjusted
  • re-adjusting
  • re-modelled
  • re-modelling
  • rolled with punches
  • over coming
  • over-coming
  • pre vailing
  • trans formed
  • trans forming
  • trans forms
  • trans-formed
  • trans-forming
  • trans-forms
  • correct mid course
  • correct midcourse
  • corrected mid course
  • corrected mid-course
  • corrected midcourse
  • correcting mid course
  • correcting mid-course
  • correcting midcourse
  • corrects mid course
  • corrects mid-course
  • corrects midcourse
  • de sexualize
  • de sexualized
  • de sexualizes
  • de sexualizing
  • de-sexualize
  • de-sexualized
  • de-sexualizes
  • de-sexualizing
  • dialed back
  • dialing back
  • dialled back
  • dialling back
  • makes different
  • making different
  • phonying up
  • re calibrate
  • re calibrated
  • re calibrates
  • re calibrating
  • re construct
  • re constructed
  • re constructing
  • re constructs
  • re fashioned
  • re fashioning
  • re fashions
  • re-calibrate
  • re-calibrated
  • re-calibrates
  • re-calibrating
  • re-construct
  • re-constructed
  • re-constructing
  • re-constructs
  • re-fashioned
  • re-fashioning
  • re-fashions
  • recalibrates
  • trans muted
  • trans mutes
  • trans muting
  • trans-muted
  • trans-mutes
  • trans-muting
  • acted reciprocally
  • acting reciprocally
  • acts reciprocally
  • blow hot cold
  • came and go
  • comes and go
  • coming and go
  • filled in for
  • filling for
  • filling in for
  • fills in for
  • follow turn
  • followed in turn
  • followed turn
  • following in turn
  • following turn
  • follows in turn
  • follows turn
  • inter changed
  • inter changing
  • inter-changed
  • inter-changing
  • shilly shally
  • makes up for
  • making up for
  • paid one dues
  • paid ones dues
  • pay one dues
  • pay ones dues
  • payed one dues
  • payed one's dues
  • payed ones dues
  • paying dues
  • paying one dues
  • paying one's dues
  • paying ones dues
  • pays one dues
  • pays one's dues
  • pays ones dues
  • re thinking
  • re treating
  • re-thinking
  • re-treating
  • retro ceded
  • retro cedes
  • retro ceding
  • retro-ceded
  • retro-cedes
  • retro-ceding
  • changed position
  • changes position
  • changing position
  • brake a bill
  • breaking a bill
  • breaking bill
  • breaks a bill
  • breaks bill
  • broke a bill
  • dis charged
  • dis charges
  • dis charging
  • dis-charged
  • dis-charges
  • dis-charging
  • made change
  • makes change
  • making change
  • asexualized
  • asexualizes
  • asexualizing
  • deprive virility
  • deprived of virility
  • deprived virility
  • deprives of virility
  • deprives virility
  • depriving of virility
  • depriving virility
  • eunuchizing
  • trans figure
  • trans figured
  • trans figures
  • trans figuring
  • trans lated
  • trans-figure
  • trans-figured
  • trans-figures
  • trans-figuring
  • trans-lated
  • argue in to
  • argued in to
  • argued into
  • argues in to
  • argues into
  • bring reason
  • bringing home to
  • bringing reason
  • bringing to reason
  • brings home to
  • brings reason
  • brings to reason
  • brought home to
  • brought reason
  • brought to reason
  • made a believer
  • made believer
  • make believer
  • makes a believer
  • makes believer
  • making a believer
  • making believer
  • prevail up on
  • prevails upon
  • puts across
  • putting across
  • selling one on
  • sells one on
  • sold one on
  • talked in to
  • talked into
  • talking in to
  • talking into
  • talks in to
  • twist one arm
  • twist ones arm
  • twisted arm
  • twisted one arm
  • twisted one's arm
  • twisted ones arm
  • twisting arm
  • twisting one arm
  • twisting one's arm
  • twisting ones arm
  • twists one arm
  • twists one's arm
  • twists ones arm
  • cleaned act
  • cleaned up act
  • cleaning act
  • cleaning up
  • cleaning up act
  • cleans up act
  • fiddles with
  • fiddling with
  • gat with it
  • gets with it
  • getting with it
  • got with it
  • gotten with it
  • making over
  • putting order
  • re claiming
  • re dressing
  • re organize
  • re organized
  • re organizes
  • re organizing
  • re touching
  • re-claiming
  • re-dressing
  • re-organize
  • re-organized
  • re-organizes
  • re-organizing
  • re-touching
  • sets straight
  • setting straight
  • straightens out
  • turns around
  • dis guising
  • dis simulate
  • dis simulated
  • dis simulates
  • dis simulating
  • dis-guising
  • dis-simulate
  • dis-simulated
  • dis-simulates
  • dis-simulating
  • doctored up
  • doctoring up
  • glosses over
  • glossing over
  • making like
  • pre tending
  • pre-tending
  • put a false front
  • put a front
  • put false front
  • put on front
  • put up front
  • puts a false front
  • puts a front
  • puts false front
  • puts on a false front
  • puts on a front
  • puts on false front
  • puts on front
  • puts up a front
  • puts up front
  • putting a false front
  • putting a front
  • putting false front
  • putting front
  • putting on a false front
  • putting on a front
  • putting on false front
  • putting on front
  • putting up a front
  • putting up front
  • wearing cheaters
  • wears cheaters
  • wore cheaters
  • Displanting
  • crowding out
  • dis arrange
  • dis arranged
  • dis arranges
  • dis arranging
  • dis establish
  • dis established
  • dis establishes
  • dis establishing
  • dis located
  • dis locates
  • dis locating
  • dis lodging
  • dis placing
  • dis planted
  • dis planting
  • dis possess
  • dis possessed
  • dis possesses
  • dis possessing
  • dis-arrange
  • dis-arranged
  • dis-arranges
  • dis-arranging
  • dis-establish
  • dis-established
  • dis-establishes
  • dis-establishing
  • dis-located
  • dis-locates
  • dis-locating
  • dis-lodging
  • dis-placing
  • dis-planted
  • dis-planting
  • dis-possess
  • dis-possessed
  • dis-possesses
  • dis-possessing
  • disestablishes
  • disestablishing
  • mis placing
  • mis-placing
  • un settling
  • un-settling
  • dis figured
  • dis figures
  • dis figuring
  • dis-figured
  • dis-figures
  • dis-figuring
  • made out like
  • makes out like
  • making out like
  • mis construe
  • mis construed
  • mis construes
  • mis construing
  • mis interpret
  • mis interpreted
  • mis interpreting
  • mis interprets
  • mis represent
  • mis represented
  • mis representing
  • mis represents
  • mis shaping
  • mis-construe
  • mis-construed
  • mis-construes
  • mis-construing
  • mis-interpret
  • mis-interpreted
  • mis-interpreting
  • mis-interprets
  • mis-represent
  • mis-represented
  • mis-representing
  • mis-represents
  • mis-shaping
  • puts one on
  • trumping up
  • re directed
  • re directing
  • re-directed
  • re-directing
  • turns aside
  • volte faced
  • volte facing
  • volte-faced
  • volte-facing
  • voltefacing
  • mixing with
  • out fitting
  • out-fitting
  • slipped in to
  • slipped into
  • slipping in to
  • slipping into
  • slipping on
  • slips in to
  • slipt in to
  • bought and sell
  • bought sell
  • buying and sell
  • buying sell
  • buys and sell
  • contacted with
  • contacting with
  • contacts with
  • convert in to
  • converted in to
  • converting in to
  • converting into
  • converts in to
  • converts into
  • ex changing
  • ex-changing
  • flip flopped
  • flip flopping
  • flip-flopped
  • flipflopped
  • flipflopping
  • gave and take
  • gives and take
  • giving and take
  • giving take
  • goes over to
  • going over to
  • horse traded
  • horse trades
  • return compliment
  • returned compliment
  • returned the compliment
  • returning compliment
  • returning the compliment
  • returns compliment
  • returns the compliment
  • swapped horses
  • swapping horses
  • swaps horses
  • trans acted
  • trans acting
  • trans-acted
  • trans-acting
  • turn tables
  • turned tables
  • turning tables
  • turning the tables
  • turns tables
  • turns the tables
  • went over to
  • four flushed
  • four flushes
  • four flushing
  • four-flushed
  • four-flushes
  • fourflushed
  • fourflushes
  • fourflushing
  • mis quoting
  • mis stating
  • mis-quoting
  • mis-stating
  • am unfaithful
  • are unfaithful
  • art unfaithful
  • being unfaithful
  • is unfaithful
  • was unfaithful
  • wast unfaithful
  • were unfaithful
  • wert unfaithful
  • acted up on
  • acting up on
  • acting upon
  • am recognized
  • are recognized
  • art recognized
  • being recognized
  • had a part in
  • had part in
  • haddest a part in
  • haddest part in
  • hadst a part in
  • hadst part in
  • has a part in
  • has part in
  • hast a part in
  • hast part in
  • hath a part in
  • hath part in
  • have part in
  • having a part in
  • having part in
  • impacted on
  • impacting on
  • is recognized
  • pre dispose
  • pre disposes
  • pre disposing
  • pre-dispose
  • pre-disposed
  • pre-disposes
  • pre-disposing
  • pulled strings
  • pulling strings
  • pulls strings
  • was recognized
  • wast recognized
  • were recognized
  • wert recognized
  • worked up on
  • working up on
  • working upon
  • works up on
  • wrought up on
  • performed magic
  • performing magic
  • performs magic
  • prestidigitated
  • prestidigitates
  • prestidigitating
  • de creasing
  • de-creasing
  • dis burdened
  • dis burdening
  • dis burdens
  • dis encumber
  • dis encumbered
  • dis encumbering
  • dis encumbers
  • dis-burdened
  • dis-burdening
  • dis-burdens
  • dis-encumber
  • dis-encumbered
  • dis-encumbering
  • dis-encumbers
  • makes lighter
  • making less
  • making lighter
  • take load off
  • takes a load off
  • takes load off
  • taking a load off
  • taking load off
  • took a load off
  • took load off
  • un burdened
  • un burdening
  • un-burdened
  • un-burdening
  • up lighting
  • up-lighting
  • billboarded
  • billboarding
  • bring pressure bear
  • bringing pressure bear
  • bringing pressure to bear
  • brings pressure bear
  • brings pressure to bear
  • brought pressure bear
  • brought pressure to bear
  • campaigned for
  • campaigns for
  • exerted influence
  • exerts influence
  • hard selling
  • high pressured
  • high pressures
  • high pressuring
  • made a pitch for
  • made pitch for
  • make pitch for
  • makes a pitch for
  • makes pitch for
  • making a pitch for
  • making pitch for
  • puts pressure on
  • putting pressure on
  • re questing
  • re-questing
  • soft selling
  • soft soaped
  • soft soaping
  • soft-selling
  • softselling
  • softsoaping
  • solicited votes
  • soliciting votes
  • solicits votes
  • recondition
  • am all over map
  • am all over the map
  • am over map
  • am over the map
  • are all over map
  • are all over the map
  • are over map
  • are over the map
  • art all over map
  • art all over the map
  • art over map
  • art over the map
  • be all over map
  • be over map
  • be over the map
  • being all over map
  • being all over the map
  • being over map
  • being over the map
  • extravagated
  • extravagates
  • extravagating
  • gat sidetracked
  • gets sidetracked
  • getting sidetracked
  • got sidetracked
  • gotten sidetracked
  • is all over map
  • is all over the map
  • is over map
  • is over the map
  • was all over map
  • was all over the map
  • was over map
  • was over the map
  • wast all over map
  • wast all over the map
  • wast over map
  • wast over the map
  • were all over map
  • were all over the map
  • were over map
  • were over the map
  • wert all over map
  • wert all over the map
  • wert over map
  • wert over the map
  • meta morphoses
  • meta-morphoses
  • wast reborn
  • were reborn
  • wert reborn
  • gotten going
  • heading for
  • off loading
  • skipped out
  • skipping out
  • trans ported
  • with drawing
  • with-drawing
  • mutationing
  • made barren
  • made impotent
  • made sexless
  • makes barren
  • makes impotent
  • makes infertile
  • makes sexless
  • making barren
  • making impotent
  • making infertile
  • making sexless
  • ring the changes on

Other synonyms:

  • Monopoly money
  • Paternity Leave
  • acclimation
  • acclimatization
  • acclimatize
  • appropriation
  • blood money
  • bottle-feed
  • bureau de change
  • common currency
  • crowd pleaser
  • dance to another tune
  • devaluation
  • diaper rash
  • disposable income
  • dollarization
  • earnest money
  • electronic purse
  • exchange rate
  • foreign exchange
  • funny money
  • game-changing
  • hard currency
  • housecleaning
  • improve onorupon
  • improvement
  • independent means
  • individuate
  • insecureness
  • loose change
  • medium of exchange
  • monotonousness
  • out-of-pocket expenses
  • paper money
  • permutation
  • port of call
  • postal order
  • private income
  • private means
  • purchasing power
  • rate of exchange
  • reorganization
  • reserve currency
  • satisfaction
  • shop around
  • single currency
  • sinking fund
  • slip out of
  • social life
  • sponsorship
  • transmogrification
  • transmogrify
  • transubstantiate
  • jumping-off point
  • the home stretch
  • accommodation
  • alternation
  • change back
  • circumstances
  • conformation
  • contribution
  • denomination
  • differentiate
  • disbursement
  • disturbance
  • entitlement
  • expenditure
  • irreversible
  • irrevocable
  • precariousness
  • replacement
  • small change
  • starting point
  • unpredictable
  • unstableness
  • unsteadiness
  • convertible
  • fantastical
  • inconsistent
  • temperamental
  • translation
  • unalterable
  • uncertainty
  • development
  • accommodate

Other relevant words:

  • 2-dimensional
  • Apparelling
  • Disarraying
  • Extravagate
  • Familiarized
  • Misconstrued
  • abnormality
  • accelerator
  • acceptation
  • acclimatisation
  • acclimatise
  • accompaniment
  • acculturation
  • acknowledge
  • acknowledgment
  • act reciprocally
  • action at law
  • action mechanism
  • add together
  • adhesiveness
  • adipose tissue
  • administration
  • admiralty mile
  • adulterated
  • advancement
  • advocacy group
  • aerodynamic lift
  • affectionate
  • affirmation
  • afterthought
  • agentive role
  • aggrandisement
  • aggrandizement
  • air bladder
  • air current
  • air division
  • air pressure
  • alimentation
  • all the same
  • all the way
  • alleviation
  • alluviation
  • amalgamated
  • amount of money
  • amphetamine
  • amplification
  • analytic thinking
  • angle of dip
  • animal foot
  • antechamber
  • antisepticize
  • apparent motion
  • apparent movement
  • appellation
  • appellative
  • appointment
  • apprehension
  • appropriate
  • armorial bearing
  • arrangement
  • articulated lorry
  • articulation
  • assuagement
  • assuredness
  • at the same time
  • atmospheric pressure
  • atomic number 29
  • atomic number 30
  • atomic number 47
  • atomic number 79
  • atomisation
  • attention deficit disorder
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • auction pitch
  • autoclaving
  • automobilist
  • avoirdupois
  • axial motion
  • axial rotation
  • bacchanalia
  • backsliding
  • backwardness
  • balance sheet
  • balance wheel
  • bandy-legged
  • bank building
  • bank deposit
  • banker's bill
  • banking company
  • banking concern
  • base on balls
  • baseball swing
  • basketball hoop
  • battlemented
  • be all over the map
  • be deflected
  • be indecisive
  • be intimate
  • be irresolute
  • be unable to decide
  • beat around the bush
  • bell ringer
  • bestir oneself
  • biliousness
  • bill of exchange
  • black market
  • blanching agent
  • blank shell
  • blasphemous
  • bleaching agent
  • bleary-eyed
  • blind drunk
  • blotted out
  • blue pencil
  • blue-pencil
  • blue-penciling
  • blue-pencils
  • bodily function
  • bodily process
  • body of water
  • body politic
  • body process
  • boiling point
  • bollocks up
  • bond certificate
  • book binding
  • botheration
  • bottoming out
  • bounce back
  • bounteousness
  • bountifulness
  • bowed stringed instrument
  • bowel movement
  • bread and butter
  • break a bill
  • break apart
  • break dance
  • break loose
  • break of day
  • break of serve
  • break of the day
  • break the deck
  • break through
  • break-dance
  • breaking ball
  • breaking wind
  • breakthrough
  • bridge player
  • brine-cured
  • bring about
  • bring around
  • bring forth
  • bring forward
  • bring home the bacon
  • bring home to
  • bring outside
  • bring pressure to bear
  • bring round
  • bring to reason
  • brush aside
  • bucket along
  • buckle under
  • buffalo chip
  • bull's eye
  • bump around
  • bundling up
  • burst forth
  • bursting charge
  • business concern
  • business deal
  • business firm
  • business organization
  • butterfly stroke
  • buy and sell
  • buy the farm
  • call into question
  • callousness
  • campaign for
  • campaigning for
  • cannonball along
  • capital letter
  • capitulation
  • captain cook
  • carbon black
  • carnal knowledge
  • carry through
  • cartoon strip
  • cash advance
  • cash in hand
  • cash in one's chips
  • castellated
  • catastrophe
  • catch up with
  • categorical
  • categorisation
  • categorization
  • centrifugal
  • certificate
  • championship
  • chance variable
  • change course
  • change gears
  • change into
  • change mind
  • change of life
  • change of location
  • change of mind
  • change one's mind
  • change position
  • change the order
  • changefulness
  • changes course
  • characterise
  • characterize
  • charge card
  • charge plate
  • chase after
  • chastisement
  • check up on
  • check-out procedure
  • chemical bond
  • chemical compound
  • chemical formula
  • chewing gum
  • chickenfeed
  • chickenhearted
  • child's play
  • chromaticity
  • chuck up the sponge
  • chump change
  • chute-the-chute
  • circuit board
  • circuit card
  • circularise
  • circumscribe
  • circumstance
  • circumvolve
  • civilisation
  • civilization
  • classification
  • clay sculpture
  • clean and jerk
  • clean house
  • clean-living
  • clinker brick
  • closed circuit
  • cogent evidence
  • cognitive operation
  • cognitive process
  • cold shoulder
  • collaborate
  • colligation
  • colloidal gel
  • coloring material
  • colouration
  • combining weight
  • come and go
  • come around
  • come through
  • comic strip
  • coming back
  • commemorate
  • commencement
  • commonplace
  • commonwealth
  • communicate
  • communication channel
  • comparability
  • compartmentalisation
  • compartmentalization
  • compilation
  • component part
  • composition
  • compressing
  • compromising
  • computer backup
  • concealment
  • conciliatory
  • condensation
  • confidential information
  • configuration
  • confirmation
  • confrontation
  • confusedness
  • congregation
  • congressman
  • congresswoman
  • conjugate solution
  • conjugation
  • conjunction
  • conscription
  • consignment
  • consistence
  • consolidated
  • constant quantity
  • constipation
  • constituent
  • constitution
  • constraining
  • constricting
  • constrictive
  • construction
  • consumption
  • contact with
  • contaminating
  • contemporaneity
  • contemporaneousness
  • contemporise
  • contemporize
  • contestation
  • contract bridge
  • control board
  • control panel
  • controversy
  • convert into
  • converted into
  • convertible security
  • convolution
  • copper color
  • correct mid-course
  • correspondence
  • corroborate
  • cosmetic surgery
  • cosmic string
  • cost increase
  • counterbalance
  • countermand
  • countermine
  • counterpoise
  • countersink
  • countervail
  • counterweight
  • course credit
  • cover charge
  • cover version
  • covering fire
  • covering up
  • crackle china
  • crackleware
  • crawfish out
  • credit card
  • credit entry
  • credit rating
  • crepitation
  • critical point
  • crossing over
  • crossover voter
  • crowded out
  • crushed leather
  • crystallise
  • crystallize
  • cultivated cabbage
  • cultivation
  • curiousness
  • current of air
  • currentness
  • curriculum vitae
  • curved shape
  • custom-make
  • cut of meat
  • cut through
  • cut-rate sale
  • cutaneous senses
  • cutting off
  • daily round
  • dandle board
  • data format
  • data formatting
  • de-escalate
  • dead ringer
  • debarkation
  • decipherable
  • declaration
  • declination
  • decolourise
  • decolourize
  • decomposition
  • decriminalise
  • decriminalize
  • deferred payment
  • delectation
  • deliver the goods
  • demarcation line
  • demasculinise
  • demasculinize
  • densification
  • deoxyephedrine
  • department of justice
  • department of the treasury
  • depend upon
  • depository financial institution
  • depth psychology
  • deputy sheriff
  • deracination
  • derangement
  • desegregate
  • desexualise
  • desexualize
  • desexualized
  • desexualizes
  • desexualizing
  • designation
  • destabilisation
  • destruction
  • deterioration
  • deutsche mark
  • deutschmark
  • device driver
  • diaper dermatitis
  • diddly-shit
  • diddly-squat
  • diddlysquat
  • difference of opinion
  • dilly-dally
  • dining table
  • dirty money
  • disablement
  • disagreement
  • disappearance
  • disassemble
  • discernment
  • disco biscuit
  • discoloration
  • discolorise
  • discolorize
  • discolouration
  • discolourise
  • discombobulate
  • disconnectedness
  • disconnection
  • discontinue
  • disembarkment
  • disengagement
  • disentangle
  • disestablish
  • disestablished
  • disintegration
  • disjuncture
  • disorderliness
  • displacement reaction
  • display board
  • display panel
  • disputation
  • disseminate
  • dissimilitude
  • dissolution
  • distasteful
  • distinctive feature
  • distinctiveness
  • distinguishing characteristic
  • distorted shape
  • distribution channel
  • diversionary attack
  • dividing line
  • divine revelation
  • doctor of the church
  • doctrine of analogy
  • documentation
  • dollar bill
  • dollar mark
  • dollar sign
  • dollar volume
  • doodly-squat
  • double back
  • double over
  • double-crossing
  • double-dyed
  • doubtfulness
  • down payment
  • drag one's feet
  • drag one's heels
  • dramatic play
  • draw and quarter
  • draw together
  • drawing card
  • drawing string
  • dress circle
  • dressed ore
  • dressed to kill
  • dressed to the nines
  • drinking glass
  • drop by the wayside
  • drop curtain
  • drug withdrawal
  • drunken revelry
  • dubiousness
  • duty period
  • eccentric person
  • effectiveness
  • effervescent
  • elaboration
  • elastic band
  • electric charge
  • electric current
  • electric switch
  • electrical shunt
  • electrical switch
  • electronic network
  • emasculated
  • embryonic membrane
  • emergency brake
  • emplacement
  • employee turnover
  • empty-bellied
  • empty-headed
  • enchantment
  • encroachment
  • encumbrance
  • endorsement
  • enduringness
  • entertainment
  • entrance hall
  • epithelial duct
  • equilibrate
  • equilibrise
  • equilibrium
  • equilibrize
  • equipment casualty
  • equivalence
  • equivalent weight
  • erotic love
  • escape from
  • establishment
  • ever-changing
  • everlasting
  • exchangeable
  • excogitation
  • excoriation
  • excrescence
  • exercise set
  • exercising weight
  • exert influence
  • exerting influence
  • exhilaration
  • expectorate
  • exploitation
  • explosive charge
  • express mail
  • extemporisation
  • extemporization
  • exterminate
  • extrapolate
  • extraterrestrial
  • extraterrestrial being
  • face lifting
  • facial expression
  • faithlessness
  • fall asleep
  • fall behind
  • fall by the wayside
  • fall into place
  • fall through
  • falling off
  • falling out
  • fancy dress
  • farm animal
  • fatty tissue
  • favouritism
  • featherbrained
  • federal agency
  • federal agent
  • federal reserve note
  • fence-straddle
  • fence-straddling
  • fermentation
  • field glass
  • fifty-fifty
  • figure of speech
  • fill in for
  • final result
  • financial backing
  • financial statement
  • financial support
  • find oneself
  • firmness of purpose
  • first light
  • first lord of the treasury
  • fishing gear
  • fishing rig
  • fishing tackle
  • fitting out
  • flatten out
  • flavourless
  • flight strip
  • flip-flopping
  • floating-point operation
  • flood plain
  • florilegium
  • flux density
  • fly the coop
  • focal ratio
  • folding money
  • follow in turn
  • follow up on
  • food market
  • force per unit area
  • forcefulness
  • forcing out
  • foreignness
  • foreshorten
  • forget me drug
  • forward motion
  • foul-smelling
  • founding father
  • fountainhead
  • four-flushing
  • fragmentation
  • fragmentise
  • fragmentize
  • fraudulence
  • free weight
  • free-spoken
  • freestanding
  • freeze down
  • friction match
  • frighten away
  • frighten off
  • fudge factor
  • full phase of the moon
  • full-of-the-moon
  • functioning
  • furtherance
  • gain ground
  • gaining control
  • garden truck
  • geographical mile
  • geological fault
  • geometrical irregularity
  • gesticulate
  • get act together
  • get along with
  • get cracking
  • get hold of
  • get in touch
  • get on with
  • get rolling
  • get sidetracked
  • get started
  • get the best
  • get the better of
  • get through
  • get together
  • get under one's skin
  • get weaving
  • get-up-and-go
  • getting around
  • getting even
  • gibbousness
  • gillyflower
  • give and take
  • give notice
  • give the axe
  • give the sack
  • give tongue to
  • give-and-take
  • give-up the ghost
  • giving back
  • giving birth
  • glossed over
  • golf stroke
  • gospel according to mark
  • gourmandize
  • governing body
  • government agency
  • government issue
  • government note
  • grace of god
  • grace period
  • gratification
  • gray-haired
  • gray-headed
  • grease one's palms
  • great lakes state
  • green goddess
  • green goods
  • green groceries
  • green river
  • grey-haired
  • grey-headed
  • grocery store
  • ground level
  • grow used to
  • guardianship
  • habilimented
  • handing over
  • handshaking
  • handwriting
  • happy chance
  • have a bun in the oven
  • have a go at it
  • have intercourse
  • have it away
  • have it off
  • have the best
  • have to do with
  • head covering
  • head for the hills
  • head teacher
  • head-shrinker
  • heart and soul
  • heat energy
  • heating plant
  • heating system
  • help oneself
  • helping hand
  • heraldic bearing
  • hero sandwich
  • high pressure
  • high school
  • high temperature
  • high-minded
  • high-pitched
  • hightail it
  • hindquarters
  • historic period
  • histrionics
  • hoarded wealth
  • horizontal surface
  • horse trade
  • horse trading
  • house of cards
  • human action
  • human activity
  • humeral veil
  • hunch forward
  • hurly burly
  • hurriedness
  • hyperkinetic syndrome
  • ice-cream float
  • ice-cream soda
  • idiosyncrasy
  • ill-scented
  • illustration
  • immediate payment
  • imperativeness
  • impersonation
  • impingement
  • implosion therapy
  • importunity
  • impressment
  • in high spirits
  • inalterable
  • incarnation
  • incertitude
  • inclination
  • income tax return
  • incompatibility
  • incumbrance
  • indemnification
  • individualisation
  • individualism
  • individuality
  • infant death
  • infatuation
  • inflammation
  • informality
  • ingurgitate
  • inner circle
  • insensibility
  • inspection and repair
  • instauration
  • institution
  • institutionalise
  • institutionalize
  • instruction
  • instrument panel
  • intensity level
  • intercourse
  • interest group
  • interestingness
  • interference
  • interfering
  • interminable
  • intermission
  • internal representation
  • international mile
  • international nautical mile
  • interpersonal chemistry
  • interpreter
  • interrelatedness
  • interrelationship
  • interrogate
  • interrogation
  • interrogative
  • interrogative sentence
  • interruption
  • intestinal colic
  • introduction
  • invertebrate foot
  • investment company
  • investment firm
  • investment trust
  • involvement
  • irrevokable
  • irritability
  • issue forth
  • jazz around
  • join forces
  • judicial decision
  • junior-grade
  • jury-rigged
  • justice department
  • keep abreast
  • keep an eye on
  • keep in line
  • kettle of fish
  • kick around
  • kick downstairs
  • kick the bucket
  • kick upstairs
  • knuckle under
  • laissez passer
  • landed estate
  • landing strip
  • lap covering
  • lastingness
  • lawlessness
  • laying claim
  • lead astray
  • leafy vegetable
  • leave alone
  • leave behind
  • leave of absence
  • leave office
  • leave-taking
  • legal action
  • legal injury
  • legal opinion
  • legal separation
  • legitimatise
  • legitimatize
  • leisure time
  • letters patent
  • liberty chit
  • light touch
  • light-green
  • light-headed
  • lightheaded
  • lily-livered
  • limit point
  • line of descent
  • line of latitude
  • line of work
  • living quarters
  • lobby group
  • localisation
  • localization
  • looked over
  • looking glass
  • looking over
  • loop topology
  • loop-the-loop
  • louis harold gray
  • lower berth
  • lower-ranking
  • lunar time period
  • lusterlessness
  • lustrelessness
  • luxuriously
  • luxuriousness
  • made different
  • made up for
  • magic spell
  • magical spell
  • magnetic declination
  • magnetic dip
  • magnetic field
  • magnetic flux
  • magnetic inclination
  • magnetic variation
  • magnification
  • make a believer
  • make a left
  • make a motion
  • make a pitch for
  • make a right
  • make believe
  • make change
  • make different
  • make headway
  • make out like
  • make relaxed
  • make sterile
  • make up for
  • making good
  • making love
  • manner of walking
  • manual laborer
  • mare's nest
  • market place
  • marketplace
  • martin cline
  • masquerade costume
  • masquerade party
  • master copy
  • master of arts in teaching
  • material body
  • mathematical operation
  • mathematical process
  • memorialise
  • memorialize
  • menstruation
  • mental confusion
  • mental disorder
  • mental disturbance
  • mental process
  • mental representation
  • mental retardation
  • mentally ill
  • merchandise
  • merry-go-round
  • mess around
  • mess around with
  • messed around with
  • metal money
  • metempsychosis
  • methamphetamine
  • methamphetamine hydrochloride
  • metrical foot
  • metrical unit
  • microprocessor chip
  • microscope stage
  • middle of the roader
  • miles per hour
  • militarisation
  • militarization
  • military action
  • military capability
  • military control
  • military issue
  • military operation
  • military position
  • military posture
  • military strength
  • minimal brain damage
  • minimal brain dysfunction
  • ministration
  • misapprehend
  • miscellaneous
  • misconceive
  • misconstrue
  • misinterpret
  • misquotation
  • misunderstand
  • mobile river
  • mobilisation
  • moderateness
  • moderationist
  • monastic order
  • monetary fund
  • monetary resource
  • monetary system
  • monetary value
  • monkey around
  • monkeying around
  • motive power
  • mountain pass
  • move around
  • move through
  • moved around
  • moving ridge
  • muck around
  • multi-color
  • multi-colored
  • multi-colour
  • multi-coloured
  • multicolored
  • multicolour
  • multicoloured
  • muscle contraction
  • muscular contraction
  • musical accompaniment
  • musical composition
  • musical note
  • musical passage
  • mutableness
  • mutual exclusiveness
  • myocardial infarct
  • myocardial infarction
  • name and address
  • narrow-minded
  • natural action
  • natural covering
  • natural elevation
  • naturalisation
  • nautical mile
  • naval division
  • necessitate
  • never-ending
  • nevertheless
  • new phase of the moon
  • niminy-piminy
  • nip and tuck
  • nitty-gritty
  • noble-minded
  • nonconformance
  • nonconformism
  • noneffervescent
  • nonetheless
  • note of hand
  • nothingness
  • notwithstanding
  • nullification
  • number one wood
  • numerousness
  • objet d'art
  • obliterated
  • occult arts
  • off-the-wall
  • old-fashioned
  • on the loose
  • one dollar bill
  • ontogenesis
  • onward motion
  • oppositeness
  • optical aberration
  • orchestrate
  • order of magnitude
  • order of payment
  • orderliness
  • organ transplant
  • organic evolution
  • organisation
  • organized religion
  • ornamentation
  • out-and-out
  • overcompensate
  • overflowing
  • overindulge
  • overrefinement
  • pachydermatous
  • paid one's dues
  • palpitation
  • paper currency
  • parachuting
  • parallel of latitude
  • parenthesis
  • parking brake
  • parliamentary law
  • parliamentary procedure
  • parsimoniousness
  • parti-color
  • particolored
  • particoloured
  • particularisation
  • particularise
  • partitioning
  • parturition
  • pass across
  • pass around
  • pass through
  • passing game
  • passing play
  • passionateness
  • pasteurised
  • pasteurized
  • pasteurizing
  • patent of invention
  • patterned advance
  • pay one's dues
  • paying back
  • pear-shaped
  • pecuniary resource
  • peevishness
  • penny-pinching
  • perceptual constancy
  • performance
  • period of play
  • perpendicularly
  • personnel department
  • personnel office
  • perspective
  • perspicacity
  • persuasiveness
  • perturbation
  • pestiferous
  • pettishness
  • phlebotomise
  • phlebotomize
  • phylogenesis
  • physical body
  • physical process
  • piece of music
  • pillow slip
  • pinch hit for
  • pitch contour
  • place setting
  • placeholder
  • plainspoken
  • planetary house
  • plasterer's float
  • play the game
  • playing period
  • playing the game
  • pleomorphism
  • plosive consonant
  • plosive speech sound
  • pocket book
  • pocket edition
  • point of accumulation
  • point of departure
  • point-blank
  • poisonous substance
  • poke nose into
  • political campaign
  • politicking
  • pollyannaish
  • pornography
  • portion out
  • positioning
  • positive feedback
  • postponement
  • potato chip
  • practice bundling
  • precipitate
  • precipitation
  • preconception
  • predetermine
  • preeminence
  • preindication
  • pressure group
  • pressure level
  • pressure sensation
  • presumption
  • presumptuousness
  • prevaricate
  • prevarication
  • prison-breaking
  • prisonbreak
  • procrastinate
  • procrastination
  • program line
  • progress to
  • prohibitionist
  • promiscuous
  • promotional material
  • proportionality
  • proselytise
  • prostration
  • protuberance
  • psychiatrist
  • psychoanalyse
  • psychoanalysis
  • psychoanalyze
  • psychological disorder
  • public figure
  • publication
  • pull in one's horns
  • pulling out
  • purchase order
  • purification
  • puritanical
  • push button
  • pussyfoot around
  • put forward
  • put on a false front
  • put on a front
  • put on false front
  • put one across
  • put one over
  • put out of order
  • put pressure on
  • put together
  • put up a front
  • putting green
  • putting one on
  • putting surface
  • quicksilver
  • quinine water
  • quite a little
  • radar target
  • radioactive decay
  • raft foundation
  • railroad siding
  • rain buckets
  • rain cats and dogs
  • raise from the dead
  • rallying cry
  • ramification
  • random variable
  • rate of flow
  • re-establish
  • re-established
  • re-establishes
  • re-establishing
  • re-examined
  • re-examines
  • re-examining
  • re-sentencing
  • read/write head
  • reappearance
  • reasoning backward
  • recalibrate
  • recalibrated
  • recalibrating
  • recantation
  • rechanneled
  • rechanneling
  • rechannelling
  • reciprocation
  • recognition
  • reconfigure
  • reconsideration
  • reconstitute
  • reconstituted
  • reconstitutes
  • reconstituting
  • reconstructive memory
  • redevelopment
  • redirecting
  • redistribute
  • redistributed
  • redistributes
  • redistributing
  • reduplicate
  • reenforcement
  • refashioned
  • refashioning
  • refreshment
  • refugee camp
  • refurbished
  • refurbishment
  • registration
  • regurgitate
  • rehabilitate
  • rehabilitation
  • reincarnate
  • reincarnation
  • reinforcement
  • reintegrate
  • reintegrated
  • reintegrates
  • reintegrating
  • reinvigorate
  • relation back
  • relieve oneself
  • religious belief
  • remediation
  • remuneration
  • renaissance
  • reorganisation
  • reorientate
  • replenishment
  • replication
  • repositioned
  • repositioning
  • repositions
  • reproducible
  • repurchased
  • repurchases
  • repurchasing
  • requirement
  • reservation
  • resettlement
  • reshuffling
  • resignation
  • resoluteness
  • resolving power
  • respectable
  • rest period
  • restitution
  • restoration
  • restorative
  • restricting
  • resultant role
  • resuscitate
  • retribution
  • retroflection
  • retroflexion
  • retrogression
  • return the compliment
  • reverse gear
  • revitalising
  • revitalizing
  • revolutionize
  • rewrite man
  • rhytidectomy
  • rhytidoplasty
  • rich person
  • ricketiness
  • riding horse
  • right field
  • rightfulness
  • rigorousness
  • rigourousness
  • rising slope
  • rocking horse
  • role player
  • roll around
  • roll in the hay
  • roll with punches
  • rolling wave
  • rolling with punches
  • rolls with punches
  • rotary motion
  • rough drawing
  • roulette wheel
  • round of drinks
  • round of golf
  • rubber band
  • rules of order
  • run hot and cold
  • running game
  • running hot and cold
  • running play
  • sacrilegious
  • saddle horse
  • sagaciousness
  • sailplaning
  • salary increase
  • sales agreement
  • sales event
  • sales pitch
  • sample distribution
  • saving grace
  • savings and loan
  • savings bank
  • scandalmongering
  • school principal
  • scintillate
  • scratch line
  • scratch off
  • sculptural relief
  • second base
  • second gear
  • second thought
  • second-stringer
  • secondary coil
  • secondary winding
  • sectionalisation
  • sectionalization
  • securities industry
  • securities market
  • security department
  • security measures
  • security system
  • sedimentation
  • see the light
  • see-through
  • segmentation
  • selective service
  • self-indulgence
  • sell one on
  • seminal fluid
  • sempiternal
  • send packing
  • senior high
  • senior high school
  • sensationalistic
  • sense of touch
  • sentimentise
  • sentimentize
  • sequestrate
  • sequestration
  • settle down
  • sexual congress
  • sexual intercourse
  • sexual inversion
  • sexual love
  • sexual perversion
  • sexual relation
  • shadowiness
  • shed light on
  • shillyshally
  • ship's boat
  • shoot a line
  • short letter
  • short-circuit
  • shove along
  • sign of the zodiac
  • sign-language
  • silent person
  • silicon chip
  • silver gray
  • silver grey
  • silver medal
  • silver-tongued
  • simmer down
  • skin senses
  • slacken off
  • slaughterhouse
  • sleep together
  • slip of paper
  • slip one's mind
  • slipperiness
  • sluice valve
  • smooth over
  • smooth-spoken
  • smut fungus
  • snappishness
  • snotty-nosed
  • soar upwards
  • soccer field
  • social club
  • social movement
  • soft-soaped
  • soft-soaping
  • solicit votes
  • solid ground
  • solidification
  • solidifying
  • somersaulting
  • sophisticate
  • sound judgment
  • spare-time activity
  • spatial relation
  • special interest
  • special interest group
  • special-interest group
  • specialisation
  • specialness
  • spend a penny
  • spin around
  • spinal column
  • spinning top
  • spirit level
  • spiritual rebirth
  • spiritualise
  • splattering
  • splintering
  • spokesperson
  • sportsmanlike
  • sportswoman
  • spread over
  • springboard
  • springiness
  • square away
  • square-toed
  • squeeze out
  • stabilisation
  • stable gear
  • staff of life
  • staff office
  • stage setting
  • stand in lieu of
  • standardisation
  • standardization
  • standing in
  • starting line
  • starting signal
  • starting time
  • state of flux
  • state of grace
  • statute mile
  • steadfastly
  • steady down
  • steering wheel
  • step into shoes of
  • stiletto heel
  • stochastic variable
  • stock certificate
  • stock-still
  • stop consonant
  • stop number
  • straight-from-the-shoulder
  • straight-laced
  • straightlaced
  • strait-laced
  • straitlaced
  • street corner
  • stretch forth
  • stretch out
  • strike back
  • strike down
  • strike hard
  • string along
  • strong point
  • strong suit
  • stultification
  • stunt woman
  • stylishness
  • submarine sandwich
  • subnormality
  • subordinate
  • subscribe to
  • substantiate
  • substantiation
  • substituting
  • substructure
  • sudden infant death syndrome
  • suit of clothes
  • sum of money
  • summer camp
  • summercater
  • sumptuosity
  • sumptuousness
  • supererogatory
  • superfluity
  • superfluous
  • superlative
  • supernatural
  • supernumerary
  • supervene upon
  • supply ship
  • supposition
  • suppuration
  • surgical operation
  • surgical procedure
  • surgical process
  • swallow hole
  • swap horses
  • swap places
  • swim bladder
  • swing about
  • swing around
  • swing music
  • switch over
  • symbolic representation
  • symbolisation
  • symbolization
  • symmetricalness
  • system of weights
  • tabular array
  • tack together
  • tactile sensation
  • tactual sensation
  • tail assembly
  • take a crap
  • take a leak
  • take a shit
  • take advantage
  • take flight
  • take for granted
  • take hold of
  • take over from
  • take the air
  • take to the woods
  • taking into custody
  • taking over
  • talk through one's hat
  • tamper with
  • tampered with
  • tampering with
  • tampers with
  • tamping bar
  • tangle with
  • tape transport
  • tarradiddle
  • tease apart
  • teeter-totter
  • teeterboard
  • teetertotter
  • telephone exchange
  • television channel
  • tempestuousness
  • temporary expedient
  • term of a contract
  • terminal point
  • termination
  • terminus a quo
  • terra firma
  • thanksgiving
  • theatrical performance
  • theatrical role
  • theory of punctuated equilibrium
  • therapeutic
  • third class
  • third house
  • thoroughgoing
  • throw in the towel
  • throw out of kilter
  • throw together
  • tickle pink
  • tight-laced
  • tilting board
  • tipped over
  • to the full
  • tonic water
  • topographic point
  • touch modality
  • touch sensation
  • touch-and-go
  • tractor trailer
  • traffic circle
  • trailer truck
  • tranquilize
  • tranquillise
  • tranquillize
  • transfer of training
  • transferral
  • transfiguration day
  • transfigure
  • transformable
  • transformed
  • translatable
  • transmission
  • transmission channel
  • transmitting
  • transmutable
  • transparent
  • transpirate
  • transplantation
  • transplanting
  • transportation
  • transportation system
  • travel along
  • travel rapidly
  • treasury department
  • treasury obligations
  • trial impression
  • trigger off
  • trucking rig
  • truehearted
  • turn a loss
  • turn a profit
  • turn inside-out
  • turn the corner
  • turn the tables
  • turn topsy-turvy
  • turn turtle
  • turn upside down
  • turn upside-down
  • turnaround time
  • turned aside
  • turned the tables
  • turned upside down
  • turning aside
  • turnover rate
  • twelve noon
  • twist around
  • twist one's arm
  • two-base hit
  • two-dimensional
  • unadulterated
  • uncertainness
  • unconditional
  • unconscious process
  • unconsecrated
  • uncontaminating
  • understructure
  • unfaltering
  • unfamiliarity
  • unfeelingness
  • unfluctuating
  • unit of ammunition
  • unmistakable
  • unmortgaged
  • unnoticeable
  • unobjectionable
  • unreasoning
  • unregularity
  • unremitting
  • unsanctified
  • unsportsmanlike
  • untoughened
  • unwaveringly
  • up-to-dateness
  • upper-case letter
  • vacillating
  • vagabondage
  • vagabonding
  • variable quantity
  • variable star
  • variableness
  • varicolored
  • varicoloured
  • vaulting horse
  • verification
  • vertebral column
  • vertiginous
  • virgin birth
  • vociferation
  • volte-faces
  • wage increase
  • wake island
  • walk of life
  • warehousing
  • water parting
  • water supply
  • water system
  • watercourse
  • way station
  • wealthiness
  • wealthy person
  • wear cheaters
  • wearing apparel
  • weather sheet
  • weight down
  • weight unit
  • weightiness
  • well-defined
  • wheel around
  • whirl around
  • white-haired
  • white-livered
  • whitewashed
  • wide-ranging
  • wind instrument
  • winding-clothes
  • winding-sheet
  • withdrawal method
  • wolverine state
  • working capital
  • written matter
  • yellow-bellied
  • change place
  • commutation
  • counterchange
  • give in exchange
  • interchange
  • stock exchange
  • stock market
  • subrogation
  • substitution
  • succedaneum
  • deprive of virility
  • clean up act
  • fiddle with
  • fiddled with
  • get with it
  • makes right
  • making right
  • put in order
  • puts in order
  • putting in order
  • set straight
  • setting right
  • straighten out
  • straightened out
  • straightening out
  • turn around
  • turned around
  • turning around
  • be unfaithful
  • instability
  • be recognized
  • have a part in
  • pull strings
  • worked upon
  • wrought upon
  • turn inside out
  • turned inside out
  • turning inside out
  • double cross
  • doublecross
  • perform magic
  • prestidigitate
  • facilitates
  • made lighter
  • make lighter
  • pouring out
  • take a load off
  • unburdening
  • Metamorphosed
  • being reborn
  • metamorphose
  • getting away
  • getting going
  • gotten away
  • off-loading
  • made infertile
  • make barren
  • make impotent
  • make infertile
  • make sexless
  • state differently
  • clean up one's act
  • set to rights
  • Retrograded
  • Retrograding
  • fall off the wagon
  • retrogrades
  • take up where left off
  • turned back
  • turning back
  • Revolutionizing
  • throw off balance
  • throws off balance
  • be in place of
  • do the work of
  • fill one's position
  • serve in one's stead
  • stand in for
  • stood in for
  • swap places with
  • take another's place
  • Proportioning
  • tailor-make
  • toe the mark
  • transubstantiation
  • irregularity
  • fluctuation
  • Critical Period
  • Critical Periods
  • Eventuation
  • Newfangledness
  • Reestablishment
  • Right-about
  • Translocations
  • buying and selling
  • change direction
  • change in direction
  • changeabout
  • critical moment
  • critical moments
  • cross-roads
  • crucial moment
  • crucial occurrence
  • crucial period
  • decisive moment
  • different strokes
  • extra money
  • inconstancies
  • inconstancy
  • innovativeness
  • interrelation
  • interrelations
  • journeyings
  • kairotic moment
  • maturations
  • metamorphosis
  • mid-course correction
  • mobilization
  • mobilizations
  • modernities
  • movableness
  • multifariousness
  • mutabilities
  • natural process
  • newfangled contraption
  • operativeness
  • pivotal moment
  • pocket money
  • policy change
  • progression
  • race against time
  • re-establishment
  • re-formation
  • realignment
  • realignments
  • rectification
  • rectifications
  • reformation
  • retroversion
  • rising action
  • strangeness
  • supplantment
  • transfigurement
  • transformations
  • translocation
  • transpiration
  • transposition
  • transpositions
  • turn of events
  • turn of the tide
  • turn the tide
  • turning point
  • unharmoniousness
  • vicissitude
  • when push comes to shove
  • make innovations
  • proselytize
  • switch around

What are the paraphrases for Change?

Paraphrases are highlighted according to their relevancy:, equivalence.

  • Coordinating conjunction shift .
  • Cardinal number changing .
  • Foreign word changement .
  • Adjective changing , shift , changes .
  • Proper noun, singular changing , modification , modifications .
  • Noun, plural changing , modifications .
  • Noun, singular or mass changing , modification , shift .
  • Adverb changing , changes .
  • Interjection shift .
  • Verb, past tense modifications .
  • Verb, past participle modification , Shifted .
  • Verb, non-3rd person singular present shift .
  • Verb, 3rd person singular present modification , modifications .
  • Verb, base form modification , shift .

Forward Entailment

  • Noun, plural Currencies .

Reverse Entailment

  • Preposition or subordinating conjunction shift .
  • Adjective changeable , exchange-rate , change-over .
  • Proper noun, singular changeover , exchange , shift , transformation , exchanges , shifts , transformations , amendments , changement .
  • Noun, plural deviations , variances , reductions , advances , exchanges , shifts , conversions , transformations , swings , upheavals , innovations , amendments , changements .
  • Noun, singular or mass changeover , exchange , metamorphosis , revolution , transformation , u-turn , amendments , switch-over , exchange-rate , change-over .
  • Adverb shift .
  • Verb, past tense reversed , Switched .
  • Verb, gerund or present participle Reversing , Swapping .
  • Verb, past participle exchanged , reversed , Switched , transitioned .
  • Verb, non-3rd person singular present exchange , canchange .
  • Verb, 3rd person singular present shifts , reverses .
  • Verb, base form exchange .

Independent

  • Adjective Modifying , change-related .
  • Proper noun, singular Children , Modifying , Achievements , Drives , Measures , Negotiations , Telecommunications , differences , challenges , upgrades , implications , forces , broadcasts , shakes , extracts .
  • Noun, plural Lives , Parties , Aspirations , Charges , Evolutions , Forms , Movements , differences , challenges , markets , regions , factors , partnerships , enhancements , events , outcomes , results , tools , sites , features , mechanisms , processes , dollars , obstacles , PROSPECTS , tweaks , variants , reclassifications , updates , variables , vicissitudes .
  • Noun, singular or mass breakthrough , contrast , overhaul , reassignment , reorientation , upheaval , Modifying , Reconversion , Weathering , ministers , challenges , turning-point , change-related .
  • Verb, past tense affected , continued , decided , developed , elaborated , made , Did , Evolved , Happened , Occurred , Remained , Took , Were , Provided , amendments , renamed .
  • Verb, gerund or present participle affecting , beginning , determining , frowning , going , happening , hiding , leaving , putting , reflecting , revising , rewriting , shaping , Influencing , Occurring , Rectifying , Remedying , Correcting , toggling , revamping .
  • Verb, past participle affected , broken , defined , developed , estimated , expanded , expected , found , given , integrated , moved , observed , presented , rectified , reduced , reflected , rehabilitated , sent , used , Eradicated , Evolved , Happened , renamed , reshaped .
  • Verb, non-3rd person singular present affect , are , fluctuate , AM , spremembah .
  • Verb, 3rd person singular present beats , remains , Does , Has , Comes , Affects , goes , challenges , breaks , makes , fluctuates , transforms , varies , improves , progresses , renders , results , develops , differs , turns , matters , happens , builds , jumps , puts , rotates , amendments , entails , renames .
  • Verb, base form affect , fluctuate , lay , mutate , overhaul , overturn , readjust , realign , rectify , redraft , reorient , reshape , revamp , revising , tamper , requests .

Other Related

  • Adjective changed , modify .
  • Proper noun, singular changed , climate , modify .
  • Noun, plural Environments , patterns , climates .
  • Noun, singular or mass alternation , climate , modify , reorganization , shake-up .
  • Adverb modify .
  • Verb, past tense modify .
  • Verb, gerund or present participle substituting , Modifying .
  • Verb, 3rd person singular present modify .
  • Verb, base form climate , modify , rearrange .

What are the hypernyms for Change?

Hypernyms for change (as nouns).

  • act flux , switch , reduction , exchange , updating , decimalisation , decimalization , alteration , metrification , conversion , reversal , rollover , adulteration , nationalisation , demotion , turning , secularisation , reorientation , satisfaction , secularization , change of magnitude , shift , variegation , switching , motion , motility , change of shape , entail , modification , commutation , nationalization , filtration , volte-face , variation , change of integrity , substitution , communisation , policy change , metrication , communization , promotion , about-face , change of direction , relocation , movement , diversification , adjustment , change of state , simplification , downshift , move .
  • linkdef gradient , difference .
  • phenomenon depolarization , depolarisation.

hypernyms for change (as verbs)

  • change find , ulcerate , pass , purify , reticulate , caseate , fall , fold , vulcanize , oxidate , undulate , crack , vascularize , oxidise , mat up , glaze , give , obtain , transform , vitrify , synthesize , capacitate , suburbanise , break , harden , smoothen , come around , incur , democratise, carbonate , die , deoxidise, industrialize , melt , give out , change magnitude , liberalise , refresh , acetylise , vaporise , roll up , cure , give way , modernize , move , go bad , barbarize , transaminate , come round , fail , isomerize , regress , crumble , yield , deform , come in , industrialise , distil , normalise , shade , discolour , boil , introject , change posture , incandesce , modify , drop , have , hush , stabilize , format , commute , shear , feminize , flip , divide , drift , frost over , mat , foul , lighten , develop , sublimate , sublime , creolize , turn on , mildew , salinate , conk out , leave , evolve , steepen , democratize , pall , repress , acquire , assibilate , flocculate, decalcify , ionize , desalinise , superannuate , mellow out , part , take up , shoal , opacify , go out , desalinize , vascularise , warm up , grow , warm , move up , fold up , glass over , indurate , feminise , soften , receive , plasticise , gradate , ice over , get used to , evaporate , change surface , isomerise , mutate , shallow , break into , americanize , take on , assume , tighten , ice up , climb up , stiffen , mature , gelatinise , collapse , roll , relax , barbarise, gelatinize , cool off , jump , narrow , clinker , decay , professionalise , ionise , rise , matte up , stagnate , deepen , strengthen , keratinize , shift , refreshen , catch on , distill , ramify , crash , settle , dry , alkalinise , vulcanise , rejuvenate , founder , play out , Obsolesce, lighten up , transpose , discolor , regenerate , pull up stakes , dim , occult , dawn , gel , catch , destabilise, resume , suffuse , acetylate , make , oxidize , take , sequester , conjugate , felt , dress , concretize , get dressed , fall in , gum , decrepitate, color , deaden , darken , recombine , professionalize , solarise , animalize , alkalinize , matte , reflate , experience , dull , become flat , form , defervesce , stabilise , glass , produce , turn , prim , damage , metamorphose , dissimilate, separate , digest , concretise , saponify , cool , dry out , go , run , cool down , reduce , brutalize , freshen up , convert , recede , acetylize , assimilate , get , transmute , desalinate , dilapidate , colour, cave in , change by reversal , undergo , check , liberalize , destabilize , transpire , complexify , americanise, promote , brutalise , fall for , come , change , loosen , change state , swing , adopt , keratinise , mellow , change form , solarize , deoxidize , vesiculate, hydrolyze , hydrolyse, normalize , hydrate , freshen , flip out , desalt, reverse , mold , calcify , animalise , stratify , plasticize , depart , decarboxylate, ascend , matt-up, change shape , spot , contract , modernise , change integrity , felt up , glaze over , reorient , arrange , break down , fly , suburbanize.

What are the hyponyms for Change?

Hyponyms for change (as nouns).

  • act action .
  • artifact clothing , article of clothing , vesture , wearable , Habiliment , wear , thing .
  • linkdef relation .
  • phenomenon effect , consequence , issue , result , upshot , outcome , event .
  • possession coin , cash , hard currency , hard cash .

hyponyms for change (as verbs)

  • change dress , get dressed , replace .

What are the opposite words for change ?

Antonyms are the words with opposite meanings. The antonyms for 'change' are 'constancy' and 'stagnation'. While the word 'change' means to make or become different, the word 'constancy' refers to the state of being unchanged, while 'stagnation' means to stay the same without any growth or development. For instance, when we talk about the economy, a positive change is considered good, while stagnation is considered harmful. Similarly, in one's personal life, embracing change is important for growth and progress, while remaining constant and stagnant can lead to boredom and lack of development. In conclusion, having knowledge of antonyms for the word 'change' is important to convey meanings accurately in speech and writing.

What are the antonyms for Change?

  • abidingness
  • abidingnesses
  • de termination
  • de terminations
  • de-termination
  • de-terminations
  • dependabilities
  • dependability
  • devotedness
  • devotednesses
  • re solutions
  • re-solution
  • re-solutions
  • staunchness
  • staunchnesses
  • trustinesses
  • trustworthiness
  • trustworthinesses
  • truthfulness
  • un changeableness
  • un changeablenesses
  • un failingness
  • un failingnesses
  • un-changeableness
  • un-changeablenesses
  • un-failingness
  • un-failingnesses
  • unchangeableness
  • unchangeablenesses
  • unfailingness
  • unfailingnesses
  • point comparison
  • point of comparison
  • colorlessness
  • colorlessnesses
  • equabilities
  • in variabilities
  • in variability
  • in-variabilities
  • in-variability
  • invariabilities
  • invariability
  • levelnesses
  • repetitiousness
  • repetitiousnesses
  • repetitiveness
  • repetitivenesses
  • same old thing
  • same old things
  • tiresomeness
  • tiresomenesses
  • wearisomeness
  • wearisomenesses
  • continuance
  • persistence
  • in stalling
  • in-stalling
  • Shepherding
  • call the tune
  • called the tune
  • called tune
  • calling the tune
  • calling tune
  • calls the tune
  • dis tribute
  • dis tributes
  • dis-tribute
  • dis-tributes
  • laid down law
  • laid down the law
  • lay down law
  • lay down the law
  • laying down law
  • laying down the law
  • lays down law
  • made willing
  • make willing
  • makes willing
  • making willing
  • put foot down
  • put one foot down
  • put one's foot down
  • put ones foot down
  • put to rights
  • puts foot down
  • puts one foot down
  • puts one's foot down
  • puts ones foot down
  • puts rights
  • puts to rights
  • putting foot down
  • putting one foot down
  • putting one's foot down
  • putting ones foot down
  • putting rights
  • putting to rights
  • read riot act
  • read the riot act
  • reading riot act
  • reading the riot act
  • reads riot act
  • set in order
  • sets in order
  • setting in order
  • setting order
  • Domiciliated
  • Domiciliating
  • domiciliate
  • domiciliates
  • laid foundation
  • lay foundation
  • lays foundation
  • setting down
  • start ball rolling
  • starting ball rolling
  • starts ball rolling
  • Concentered
  • Concentering
  • Precontrive
  • arriving at
  • cook someone goose
  • cook someone's goose
  • cook someones goose
  • cooked someone goose
  • cooked someone's goose
  • cooked someones goose
  • cooking someone goose
  • cooking someone's goose
  • cooking someones goose
  • cooks someone goose
  • cooks someone's goose
  • cooks someones goose
  • face lifted
  • face-lifting
  • freezing to
  • get revenge
  • gets revenge
  • getting ready
  • got revenge
  • gotten ready
  • gotten revenge
  • in graining
  • in stilling
  • in-graining
  • in-stilling
  • leveling at
  • levelled at
  • levelling at
  • micro waved
  • micro waves
  • micro waving
  • micro-waved
  • micro-waves
  • micro-waving
  • nailing down
  • over hauled
  • over hauling
  • over-hauled
  • over-hauling
  • pre arrange
  • pre arranges
  • pre arranging
  • pre contrive
  • pre contrived
  • pre contrives
  • pre contriving
  • pre designed
  • pre designing
  • pre designs
  • pre ordered
  • pre ordering
  • pre planned
  • pre planning
  • pre-arrange
  • pre-arranged
  • pre-arranges
  • pre-arranging
  • pre-contrive
  • pre-contrived
  • pre-contrives
  • pre-contriving
  • pre-designed
  • pre-designing
  • pre-designs
  • pre-ordered
  • pre-planning
  • prearranged
  • prearranges
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  • In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change . Abdallah II
  • Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus was the greatest change r in history. Ralph Abernathy
  • Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last. John Abizaid
  • It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo. Gerry Adams
  • The catalyst for much of this change is the growing support for republicanism. Gerry Adams

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Transformation, progress, and renewal—positive and impactful synonyms for “change” enhance your vocabulary and help you foster a mindset geared toward making a positive impact. So, we had to ask: What are the top ten positive & impactful synonyms for “change”?

The top 10 positive & impactful synonyms for “change” are evolution, transformation, progress, innovation, renewal, transition, shift, improvement, refinement, and advancement. Using these synonyms helps you enhance both your communication and psychological resilience in several meaningful ways.

In the table below, you can see all these top ten synonyms including their descriptions, why they are positive and impactful synonyms for “change,” and example sentences that highlight how you can use each of these. We’ll then also share ten benefits of why you should use these synonyms, ten interesting facts about the word “change,” and a brief history of the development of our alphabet.

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Here Are the Top 10 Positive & Impactful Synonyms for “Change”

Our list of positive & impactful synonyms for “change” help you expand your vocabulary and enhance both your communication and psychological resilience in several meaningful ways ( you can read more about it in the next section ).

That’s why it’s so important to focus on synonyms that can be used in a positive and impactful way.

Change : make (someone or something) different; alter or modify | replace (something) with something else, especially something of the same kind that is newer or better; substitute one thing for (another) | an act or process through which something becomes different | coins as opposed to banknotes Oxford Dictionary

Our top ten synonyms for “change” exemplify the beauty of our language—their meaning is not just fixed but can be shaped by the context they are used in. 

10 Benefits of Using More Positive & Impactful Synonyms

Our positive & impactful synonyms for “change” help you expand your vocabulary and enhance both your communication and psychological resilience in several meaningful ways:

  • Encouraging Positive Framing : Using positive synonyms allows for a more optimistic and affirmative way of expressing thoughts. This can influence not only the speaker’s or writer’s mindset but also positively impact the audience’s perception and reaction.
  • Improving Emotional Intelligence : Learning different positive synonyms helps in accurately expressing emotions. This aids in emotional intelligence, as one can more precisely convey feelings and understand the emotions of others.
  • Enhancing Persuasive Communication : In persuasive writing and speaking, using positive synonyms can be more effective in convincing an audience, as people generally respond better to positive language.
  • Broadening Emotional Vocabulary : A range of positive synonyms enriches your emotional vocabulary. It’s one thing to say you’re “happy” and another to express that you’re “elated,” “joyful,” or “content.” Each word carries a unique emotional hue.
  • Creating a Positive Atmosphere : The use of positive language can create a more constructive and encouraging atmosphere in both personal and professional settings. This can lead to better teamwork, more effective communication, and improved interpersonal relationships.
  • Enhancing Creative Writing : For those engaged in creative writing, a repertoire of positive synonyms can help in vividly depicting scenes, characters, and emotions, making the narrative more engaging and lively.
  • Improving Mental Health and Well-being : Regularly using and thinking in terms of positive words can influence one’s mental state and outlook on life. Positive language has been linked to greater well-being and a more optimistic outlook.
  • Improving Cognitive Flexibility : Expanding your vocabulary with positive synonyms enhances your cognitive flexibility. This means you become more adept at thinking creatively and adapting your language use to different situations. The mental exercise involved in learning and using a variety of positive words can also contribute to overall cognitive health, keeping your mind sharp and responsive.
  • Building Social Skills and Empathy : When you have a variety of positive words at your disposal, you’re better equipped to offer compliments, encouragement, and empathetic responses in social interactions.
  • Facilitating Conflict Resolution : In situations of conflict, the use of positive language can help de-escalate tension. Having a range of positive synonyms allows for more constructive and diplomatic communication.

Overall, your use of positive synonyms not only broadens your vocabulary but also positively influences your thought processes, emotional expression, and interpersonal interactions.

10 Interesting Facts About the Word “Change”

Let’s take a step back and have a look at some interesting facts about the word “change” .

  • Etymology : The word “change” derives from the Latin “cambiare” and later the Old French “changier,” meaning “to exchange, interchange, switch, or substitute,” highlighting its foundational concept of transformation or transition from one state to another.
  • Historical Usage : Historically, “change” has been used in various contexts, including commerce (to give and receive different forms of currency), social and political movements (to describe shifts in structures or ideologies), and personal development (to indicate growth or evolution).
  • Linguistic Flexibility : “Change” is notable for its versatility in the English language, functioning as both a noun and a verb, which allows it to be used in diverse linguistic contexts to describe acts and states of changing.
  • Psychological Impact : Research in psychology has extensively studied change, noting that human responses to change vary widely, from resistance due to fear of the unknown to embrace due to dissatisfaction with the status quo.
  • Philosophical Discussions : Philosophers have long debated the nature of change, with ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously stating, “Change is the only constant in life,” underscoring the fundamental role of change in the human experience.
  • Economic Theories : In economics, “change” is a central concept in discussions about market dynamics, innovation, and growth theories, emphasizing its importance in driving economic development and adaptation.
  • Technological Evolution : The rapid pace of technological change has been a defining feature of modern society, affecting every aspect of life from communication to work, and challenging individuals and organizations to adapt continually.
  • Environmental Concerns : “Change” is a key term in environmental discourse, particularly in discussions around climate change, where it represents both the challenge of altering human behavior and the necessity of adapting to changing ecological conditions.
  • Artistic Expression : In art, change can be a theme, a process, or an outcome, with artists often using their work to explore and reflect on personal and societal transformations, thereby highlighting the transformative power of art itself.
  • Scientific Principle : In science, the concept of change underpins numerous disciplines, from physics (the study of change in matter and energy) to biology (evolution and adaptation), emphasizing its role as a driver of discovery and understanding in the natural world.

A Brief History of Our Alphabet

The story of our alphabet has a rich and compelling history , beginning with ancient civilizations and carrying forward into the present day.

The history of our modern alphabet is a fascinating journey that spans several millennia and cultures. It’s commonly referred to as the Latin or Roman alphabet, and here’s a brief overview of its evolution:

  • Phoenician Alphabet (circa 1050 BCE) : The story begins with the Phoenician alphabet, one of the oldest writing systems known to use a one-to-one correspondence between sounds and symbols. This Semitic alphabet had about 22 consonants, but no vowels, and was primarily used for trade.
  • Greek Alphabet (circa 800 BCE) : The Greeks borrowed and adapted the Phoenician script. Crucially, they introduced vowels, making it one of the first true alphabets where each symbol represented a distinct sound (both vowel and consonant). The Greek alphabet had a significant influence on the development of other alphabets.
  • Etruscan Alphabet (circa 700 BCE) : The Etruscan civilization in Italy adapted the Greek alphabet to their own language. While Etruscan was largely replaced by Latin, their version of the alphabet was a key predecessor to the Roman one.
  • Latin Alphabet (circa 700 BCE – Present) : The Latin alphabet emerged from the adaptation of the Etruscan script. Ancient Rome used this alphabet, and it spread across Europe as the Roman Empire expanded. The original Latin alphabet did not contain the letters J, U, and W. These were added much later along with other modifications to suit different languages and phonetic needs.
  • Modern Variations : Today, the Latin alphabet is the most widely used alphabetic writing system in the world. It has undergone various changes to accommodate different languages and sounds. For instance, English—among other languages—added letters like ‘J’, ‘U’, and ‘W’, while other languages incorporate additional characters like ‘Ñ’ in Spanish or ‘Ç’ in French.

This evolution reflects not just linguistic changes but also cultural and historical shifts, as the alphabet was adapted by different societies across centuries.

Final Thoughts

Expanding your vocabulary is akin to broadening your intellectual horizons and enhancing your capacity to express your thoughts and emotions with precision. By embracing additional synonyms for “change,” you’re not just learning new terms, but you’re also gaining nuanced ways to communicate positivity and impact.

The more words you have at your disposal, the more accurately and vividly you can paint your thoughts into speech and writing. So, by growing your vocabulary, especially with positive and impactful words, you’re empowering yourself to engage more effectively and inspiringly with the world around you.

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development noun ( GROWTH )

  • Ever since was formed in 1968, the company has been at the forefront of computer development.
  • All our profits are re-invested in research and development.
  • The protests were part of their campaign against the proposed building development in the area .
  • Opponents of the new shopping development are trying to rally local people against it.
  • To stay competitive , they'll have to increase product development as well as cutting prices .
  • advance the cause
  • advancement
  • formatively
  • from A to B idiom
  • progressive
  • progressively
  • punctuated equilibrium

development noun ( THING THAT HAPPENS )

  • be (all) part of life's rich tapestry/pageant idiom
  • epiphenomenon
  • proceedings
  • reoccurrence
  • synchronicity

development noun ( START )

  • absorptive capacity
  • dream something up
  • modularization
  • nanotechnology
  • non-imitative
  • operational research
  • think outside the box idiom
  • think something up

development noun ( BUILDINGS )

  • anti-development
  • arrondissement
  • backstreets
  • botanic garden
  • business park
  • housing estate
  • industrial estate
  • marketplace
  • non-residential
  • subdivision

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Definition of development noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

development

  • a baby’s development in the womb
  • This is a perfectly normal stage of development .
  • the development of basic skills such as literacy and numeracy
  • The company can offer a number of opportunities for career development.
  • A UN team is monitoring the development of the peace process.
  • A group of experts has been brought together to support the development of the project.
  • Cell divisions during development occur in a fixed sequence.
  • Education stimulates the development of rational thinking.
  • Environmental factors can accelerate the development of certain cancers.
  • He influenced the development of modern dance.
  • In the opening chapter, the author traces the development of judo from its ancient roots.
  • School should encourage the full development of a student's talents.
  • There is tremendous opportunity for personal and professional development at our company.
  • Too much emphasis on memorizing facts can inhibit the development of creative thinking.
  • an important stage in the development of Anglo-Irish relations
  • programme/​program
  • during development
  • in development
  • under development
  • research and development
  • a stage in the development of something
  • a stage of development

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  • Increased tourism will promote job creation and economic development .
  • International policies should support, not inhibit, sustainable development .
  • He described women as the backbone of rural development worldwide.
  • community development projects
  • a development plan/programme
  • practical strategies for promoting rapid development
  • The agency supports and promotes sustainable economic development.
  • Much of the EU's development aid is channelled through the European Development Fund.

new product or idea

  • the development of new technology
  • Pete is head of product development .
  • in development A more powerful version of this electric bus is currently in development.
  • under development A new vaccine is under development.
  • This drug is an exciting new development.
  • development in something developments in aviation technology
  • The company went deep into debt to finance the development of the engine.
  • The invention requires more development work to make it viable.
  • new developments in film-making
  • the lengthy development process of a new model of car
  • the three-year development cycle of their products
  • The government is encouraging the development of small businesses.
  • This piece of equipment is an exciting new development.
  • development in
  • Have there been any further developments?
  • We welcome the recent positive developments.
  • development in something the latest developments in the war
  • There have been some interesting new developments in the case.
  • the significant developments taking place in the health service
  • The move from TV to film was a logical development in her career.
  • Are there further developments in the investigation?

new buildings

  • I live in a brand-new housing development .
  • a mixed residential and business development
  • The protesters oppose plans to build a commercial development on the site.
  • a luxury residential development
  • The building plans are for a mixed-use development.
  • residential
  • He bought the land for development.
  • The city has undergone rapid development.
  • Older houses are being brought back into productive use through residential and commercial development.
  • The proposed development of the site in Dublin's docklands attracted much publicity.

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  • Urban Development Corporation
  • the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
  • the Department for International Development
  • the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service
  • the Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • the United States Agency for International Development
  • development areas
  • housing development
  • human development index
  • human development indexes
  • human development indices
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Major Domains in Child Development

There are four major developmental domains: physical, cognitive, language, and social-emotional. As children grow, they develop skills in all areas.

What Are Developmental Domains?

Physical developmental domain.

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  • Social and Emotional Developmental Domain
  • Language Developmental Domain

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A child's development is a multi-faceted process comprised of growth, regression, and change in different domains. These domains include physical , cognitive, socio-emotional, and language development.

Acquiring and mastering skills in certain domains may appear more prominent during specific stages of life. Yet kids virtually always experience some degree of change in all domains as they grow.

Learn more about developmental domains, what to expect in the major areas of development, and when to contact a health care provider.

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When discussing human development, the word "domain" refers to specific aspects of growth and change. The major domains of development are physical ( fine motor and gross motor skills ), cognitive, language, and social-emotional.

Children often experience a significant and obvious change in one domain at a time. For example, if a baby is focusing on learning to walk , which is in the physical domain, you may not notice as much language development or new words until they have mastered walking.

It might seem like a particular domain is the only one experiencing developmental change during different periods of a child's life. But change typically occurs in the other domains as well—just more gradually and less prominently.

The physical domain covers the development of physical changes, which includes the following:

  • Growing in size and strength

Gross motor skills

Fine motor skills.

  • Development of the senses

When young, children are learning how to perform different activities with their fingers in coordination with their eyes such as  grasping , releasing, reaching, pinching, and turning their wrists. Because these small muscle movements take time to develop, they may not come easily at first.

What Are Fine Motor Skills?

These fine motor skills help kids perform tasks for daily living, like buttoning buttons, picking up finger foods , using a fork, pouring milk, going to the restroom, and washing their hands.

From an early age, give kids opportunities to use their hands and fingers. Give your baby rattles, plush balls, and other toys to grasp.

Later, toys that allow them to pick things up and fit them into slots are good for developing beginning skills. As they get older, teach them how to button buttons, use scissors, hold a pencil, and do other tasks with their fingers and hands.

In addition to these fine motor skills, kids also learn to use their larger muscles, like those in their arms, legs, back, and stomach. Walking, running, throwing, lifting, pulling, pushing, and kicking are all important skills that are related to body awareness, balance, and strength. These skills allow your child to control and move their body in different ways.

Parents can help their child's physical development by providing opportunities for age-appropriate activities . For instance, babies need regular tummy time  to build their neck and upper body strength.

Preschoolers and school-aged children need plenty of opportunities to run around and play. Even tweens and teens need regular opportunities for physical activity.

Overall Health Impacts Physical Development

Physical development can also be influenced by nutrition and illness. So, make sure your kids have a healthy diet, regular exercise, and annual wellness check-ups to promote proper child development.

Cognitive Developmental Domain

The cognitive domain includes intellectual development and creativity. As they develop cognitively, kids gain the ability to do the following:

  • Process thoughts
  • Pay attention
  • Develop memories
  • Understand their surroundings
  • Express creativity
  • Make, implement, and accomplish plans

The child psychologist Jean Piaget outlined four stages of cognitive development, known as the Paigentian Theory. These stages are outlined below.

Sensorimotor stage (birth to age 2)

The sensorimotor stage involves learning about the environment through movements and sensations. Infants and toddlers use basic actions like sucking, grasping, looking, and listening to learn about the world around them.

Preoperational stage (ages 2 to 7)

During the preoperational stage, children learn to think symbolically as well as use words or pictures to represent things. Kids in this stage enjoy pretend play, but still struggle with logic and understanding another person's perspective.

Concrete operational stage (ages 7 to 11)

Once they enter the concrete operational stage, kids start to think more logically, but may still struggle with hypothetical situations and abstract thinking. Because they are beginning to see things from another person's perspective, now is a good time to start teaching empathy.

Formal operational stage (age 12 and up)

During the formal operational stage, a child develops an increase in logical thinking. They also develop an ability to use deductive reasoning and understand abstract ideas. As they become more adept at problem-solving, they also are able to think more scientifically about the world around them.

Even older kids and teens need play . You can help your child develop and hone their cognitive skills by giving them opportunities to play with blocks, puzzles, and board games.

You also should create an environment where your child feels comfortable asking questions about the world around them and has plenty of opportunities for free play.

Develop your child's desire to learn by helping them explore topics they are passionate about. Encourage thinking and reasoning skills by asking them open-ended questions and teaching them to expand on their thought processes. As they get older, teach them how to be critical consumers of media and where to find answers to things they don't know.

Social and Emotional Developmental Domain 

The social-emotional domain includes a child's growing understanding and control of their emotions. They also begin to identify what others are feeling, develop the ability to cooperate, show empathy, and use moral reasoning.

Friendships

This domain includes developing attachments to others and learning how to interact with them. For instance, young children learn how to share , take turns, and accept differences in others. They also develop many different types of relationships, from parents and siblings to peers, teachers, coaches, and others in the community.

Key Skills of the Social-Emotional Stage

Children develop self-knowledge during the social-emotional stage. They learn how they identify with different groups and their innate temperament will emerge in their relationships.

Tweens, especially, demonstrate significant developments in the social-emotional domain as their peers become more central to their lives and they learn how to carry out long-term friendships . Typically, parents will notice major increases in social skills during this time.

To help your child develop socially and emotionally, look for opportunities for them to interact with kids their age and form relationships with both children and adults. You can arrange playdates, explore playgroups, and look into extracurricular activities. Also, encourage them to talk to their grandparents, teachers, and coaches.

Sense of self

To encourage a sense of self, ask your child about their interests and passions and encourage them to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Teach them about recognizing and managing feelings. As they get older, talk to them about healthy friendships and how to handle peer pressure.

You also should not shy away from challenging talks like those covering sex and consent . All of these different social and emotional facets play into your child's overall development.

Language Developmental Domain 

Language development  is dependent on the other developmental domains. The ability to communicate with others grows from infancy, but children develop these abilities at different rates. Aspects of language include:

  • Phonology : Creating the sounds of speech
  • Pragmatics : Communicating verbally and non-verbally in social situations
  • Semantics : Understanding the rules of what words mean
  • Syntax :   Using   grammar and putting sentences together

Read to kids

One of the most important things you can do with your child throughout their early life is to  read to them —and not just at bedtime.

Make  reading and enjoying books  a central part of your day. Reading out loud to your kids from birth and beyond has a major impact on their emerging language and literacy skills.

Look for opportunities to read other things, too, like directions to a board game, letters from family members, holiday cards, online articles, and school newsletters. Hearing new words spoken expands a child's vocabulary and helps them identify unfamiliar words when used in context.

Talk to kids

In addition to reading, make sure you talk to your kids even before they can say their first word . Tell them about the things you are doing or what you're buying in the store. Point out different things and engage them in the world around them. Singing to your child is another excellent way to build your child's language skills.

As they get older, try holding regular conversations, answering questions, and asking for your child's ideas or opinions. All of these activities are an important part of their language development.

As children grow and learn, they will pass certain developmental milestones. While every child is different and progresses at a different rate, these milestones provide general guidelines that help parents and caregivers gauge whether or not a child is on track .

You can support your child's growth and development in each of these four areas by understanding these domains and supporting the work your child is doing. Watch the changes taking place in your child and supplement their learning with activities that support their efforts .

The exact time that a child reaches a particular milestone will vary significantly. However, missing one or two milestones can be a cause for concern.

Talk to a health care provider if you're ever worried your child is not meeting milestones in a particular area. If a delay is identified, they can evaluate your child and recommend different services.

Every state in the US offers an early intervention program to support children with developmental delays under the age of 3. Once they are over age 3, the community's local school district must provide programming.

So, don't delay determining whether your child needs assistance. There are resources out there to support them should they need it.

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