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British pronunciation/t‍ʃˈe‍ɪnd‍ʒ/
American pronunciation/ˈtʃeɪndʒ/
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to make a person or thing different

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1.1

to not stay the same and as a result become different

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The weather changed suddenly.
The seasons change throughout the year.
She changed as a person after traveling the world.
Mary hasn't changed at all.
1.2

to transition from one state, condition, or form to another

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The caterpillar changed into a butterfly after undergoing metamorphosis.
The weather changed from sunny to rainy within a few minutes.
Leaves on trees change from green to orange and red in the fall.
1.3

to make someone or something transition from one state, condition, or form to another

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The architect's vision changed the barren land into a stunning skyscraper.
With a flick of his wand, the magician changed the empty hat into a bouquet of flowers.
The surprise announcement changed the atmosphere from dull to exciting.
The therapy sessions helped change his mindset from pessimistic to optimistic.
1.4

to stop being in one position, state, or direction and start being in another

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The sky changes color during sunset.
The bird changed direction in mid-flight.
The river changes course over time.
02

to substitute one thing for another, particularly something better or newer, but of the same kind

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to exchange one's position with that of someone else's, so that one can have what the other person has

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In the middle of the game, the volleyball teams change courts.
At the interval, the hockey teams change sides on the ice.
Can I change places with you at the dinner table?
He wants to change rooms with his sister to get the bigger one.
She asked if they could change seats on the plane to sit closer to her friend.
2.2

to convert the currency of one country to that of another

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The bank downtown can change your Swiss money for you.
She needs to change some pounds.
I need to change my dollars to euros.
They went to the foreign exchange office to change their francs to euros.
He is planning to change his yen into pounds for his upcoming business trip.
2.3

to exchange money of high value for the same amount but in coins or bills of lower value

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The cashier changed my $50 bill into five $10 bills.
She changed her $20 bill into two $5 bills and some quarters.
Can you change a 100 note?
03

to put different clothes on

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to put clean clothes on a baby or change his or her diaper

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Can you please change the baby while I prepare her bottle?
Don't forget to change the baby before we leave for the doctor's appointment.
After breakfast, it's time to change the baby before we head out for a walk.
During the flight, I had to change the baby twice to keep him comfortable.
04

to move from a vehicle, airplane, etc. to another in order to continue a journey

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to return what one has bought, particularly due to it being faulty, in order to exchange it with a new one

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a process or result of becoming different

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the money that is returned to us when we have paid more than the actual cost of something

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the action of changing something

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a different or fresh set of clothes

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a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event

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the result of alteration or modification

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a thing that is different

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a difference that is usually pleasant

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coins of small denomination regarded collectively

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money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency

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The accident changed everything for him.
Can you change the settings on the thermostat?
Online shopping has changed the way people shop for goods and services.
She changed her hairstyle from long to short.
We changed our travel plans and decided to do something different this year.
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