to become different
Rick hasn't changed. He looks exactly the same as he did at school.
changing attitudes towards education
Her life changed completely when she won the lottery.
to make sb/sth different
Fame hasn't really changed him.
Computers have changed the way people work.
to pass or make sb/sth pass from one state or form into another
Caterpillars change into butterflies.
Wait for the traffic lights to change.
The lights changed from red to green.
With a wave of her magic wand, she changed the frog into a handsome prince.
to stop having one state, position or direction and start having another
Leaves change colour in autumn.
The wind has changed direction.
Our ship changed course.
to replace one thing, person, service, etc. with sth new or different
I want to change my doctor.
We change our car every two years.
We changed the car for a bigger one.
Marie changed her name when she got married.
She changed her name to his.
That back tyre needs changing.
used with a plural object
to exchange positions, places, etc. with sb else, so that you have what they have, and they have what you have
At half-time the teams change ends.
Can we change seats?
Can I change seats with you?
to put on different or clean clothes
I went into the bedroom to change.
She changed into her swimsuit.
You need to change out of those wet things.
I didn't have time to get changed before the party (= to put different clothes on) .
I didn't have time to change clothes before the party.
to put clean clothes or a clean nappy / diaper on a baby
She can't even change a nappy.
The baby needs changing.
There are baby changing facilities in all our stores.
to put clean sheets, etc. on a bed
to change the sheets
Could you help me change the bed?
to exchange money into the money of another country
Where can I change my traveller's cheques?
to change dollars into yen
to exchange money for the same amount in different coins or notes
Can you change a lb20 note?
to change a dollar bill for four quarters
to exchange sth that you have bought for sth else, especially because there is sth wrong with it; to give a customer a new item because there is sth wrong with the one they have bought
This shirt I bought's too small─I'll have to change it for a bigger one.
Of course we'll change it for a larger size, Madam.
to go from one bus, train, etc. to another in order to continue a journey
Where do I have to change?
Change at Reading (for London).
I stopped in Moscow only to change planes.
to pass to a different owner
The house has changed hands several times.
to change to a different or new activity while you are in the middle of sth else; to change from supporting one person or thing to another
to change a decision or an opinion
Nothing will make me change my mind.
to express a different opinion or behave in a different way when your situation changes
Wait until it happens to him─he'll soon change his tune.
to start to live or behave in a different way from before
to keep changing your mind or what you are doing
people cannot change their character, especially if they have a bad character
to move things or people into different positions
You've changed all the furniture around.
to return to a previous situation, form, etc.
to take off your clothes and put on what you were wearing earlier
She changed back into her work clothes.
to exchange an amount of money into the currency that it was in before
You can change back unused dollars into pounds at the bank.
to start using a lower gear when you are driving a car, etc.
Change down into second.
to change from one system or position to another
The farm has changed over to organic methods.
to start using a higher gear when driving a car, etc.
Change up into fifth.
the act or result of sth becoming different
a change in the weather
important changes to the tax system
There was no change in the patient's condition overnight.
She is someone who hates change.
社会 / 政治 / 经济变革
sth new and interesting
the fact of a situation, a place or an experience being different from what is usual and therefore likely to be interesting, enjoyable, etc.
Finishing early was a welcome change .
Let's stay in tonight for a change .
Can you just listen for a change ?
It makes a change to read some good news for once.
the process of replacing sth with sth new or different; a thing that is used to replace sth
a change of address
a change of government
a change from agriculture to industry
There will be a crew change when we land at Dubai.
Let's get away for the weekend. A change of scene (= time in a different place) will do you good.
an extra set of clothes, etc.
She packed a change of clothes for the weekend.
I keep a change of shoes in the car.
the money that you get back when you have paid for sth giving more money than the amount it costs
Don't forget your change!
That's 40p change.
The ticket machine gives change.
coins rather than paper money
Do you have any change for the phone?
a dollar in change (= coins that together are worth one dollar)
I didn't have any small change (= coins of low value) to leave as a tip.
He puts his loose change in a money box for the children.
Could you give me change for a ten pound note (= coins or notes that are worth this amount) ?
an occasion when you go from one bus, train or plane to another during a journey
The journey involved three changes.
a person, thing, situation, etc. that is better/worse than the previous or present one
if you have a change of heart , your attitude towards sth changes, usually making you feel more friendly, helpful, etc.
an act of changing what you think about a situation, etc.
to get no help or information from sb
used especially by journalists
an event or a series of events that has started to happen and will cause important changes or results
A wind of change was blowing through the banking world.
the action of changing something
- the change of government had no impact on the economy
- his change on abortion cost him the election
a different or fresh set of clothes
- she brought a change in her overnight bag
a thing that is different
- he inspected several changes before selecting one
a difference that is usually pleasant
- he goes to France for variety
- it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
- the change was intended to increase sales
- this storm is certainly a change for the worse
- the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
the result of alteration or modification
- there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs
- there had been no change in the mountains
money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency
- he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver
the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due
- I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change
coins of small denomination regarded collectively
- he had a pocketful of change
a relational difference between states;especially between states before and after some event
- he attributed the change to their marriage
undergo a change;become different in essence;losing one's or its original nature
- She changed completely as she grew older
- The weather changed last night
become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
- her mood changes in accordance with the weather
- The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
cause to change;make different;cause a transformation
- The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
- The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
- Could you convert my dollars into pounds?
- He changed his name
- convert centimeters into inches
- convert holdings into shares
remove or replace the coverings of
- Father had to learn how to change the baby
- After each guest we changed the bed linens
change clothes;put on different clothes
- Change before you go to the opera
lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
- switch to a different brand of beer
- She switched psychiatrists
- The car changed lanes
become deeper in tone
- His voice began to change when he was 12 years old
- Her voice deepened when she whispered the password
change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
- She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast
give to, and receive from, one another
- Would you change places with me?
- We have been exchanging letters for a year