English to Binisaya - Cebuano Dictionary and Thesaurus.

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sensiyo [sin.sí.yu.] : change (n.) [kuwarta]; coin (n.)
Synonyms: sensilyo; sukli

Derivatives of sensiyo

n. (event)1. alteration, change, modificationan 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"
~ accelerationan increase in rate of change.; "modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change"
~ deceleration, retardation, slowinga decrease in rate of change.; "the deceleration of the arms race"
~ happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrentan event that happens.
~ avulsionan abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another.
~ breakan abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion).; "then there was a break in her voice"
~ mutationa change or alteration in form or qualities.
~ sublimation(psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable.
~ surprisea sudden unexpected event.
~ nascence, nascency, nativity, birththe event of being born.; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
~ breakup, separation, detachmentcoming apart.
~ vagaryan unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.).; "the vagaries of the weather"; "his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market"; "he has dealt with human vagaries for many years"
~ variation, fluctuationan instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change.
~ conversiona change of religion.; "his conversion to the Catholic faith"
~ death, decease, expirythe event of dying or departure from life.; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
~ decrease, lessening, drop-offa change downward.; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
~ destabilizationan event that causes a loss of equilibrium (as of a ship or aircraft).
~ increasea change resulting in an increase.; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
~ easing, moderation, reliefa change for the better.
~ deformationalteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it.
~ transitiona change from one place or state or subject or stage to another.
~ transformation, shift, transmutationa qualitative change.
~ sparkling, twinkle, scintillationa rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash.
~ shimmer, playa weak and tremulous light.; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"
~ transmutation(physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment).; "the transmutation of base metals into gold proved to be impossible"
~ damage, impairment, harmthe occurrence of a change for the worse.
~ developmenta recent event that has some relevance for the present situation.; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
~ revolutiona drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving.; "the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
~ chromosomal mutation, genetic mutation, mutation(genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism.
~ sex changea change in a person's physical sexual characteristics (as by surgery and hormone treatments).
~ loss of consciousnessthe occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond.
n. (linkdef)2. changea relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event.; "he attributed the change to their marriage"
~ relationan abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together.
~ differencea significant change.; "the difference in her is amazing"; "his support made a real difference"
~ gradienta graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension.
n. (act)3. changethe action of changing something.; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
~ actionsomething done (usually as opposed to something said).; "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
~ entailthe act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple.
~ policy change, volte-face, about-face, reversala major change in attitude or principle or point of view.; "an about-face on foreign policy"
~ adulterationthe act of adulterating (especially the illicit substitution of one substance for another).
~ move, relocationthe act of changing your residence or place of business.; "they say that three moves equal one fire"
~ downshifta change to a lower gear in a car or bicycle.
~ downshifta change from a financially rewarding but stressful career to a less well paid but more fulfilling one.
~ filtrationthe act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter.
~ reduction, simplificationthe act of reducing complexity.
~ decimalisation, decimalizationthe act of changing to a decimal system.; "the decimalization of British currency"
~ metrication, metrificationthe act of changing from imperial units of measurement to metric units: meters, grams, seconds.
~ variationthe act of changing or altering something slightly but noticeably from the norm or standard.; "who is responsible for these variations in taxation?"
~ turningact of changing in practice or custom.; "the law took many turnings over the years"
~ diversification, variegationthe act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered).; "my broker recommended a greater diversification of my investments"; "he limited his losses by diversification of his product line"
~ fluxin constant change.; "his opinions are in flux"; "the newness and flux of the computer industry"
~ switching, shift, switchthe act of changing one thing or position for another.; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"
~ substitution, commutation, exchangethe act of putting one thing or person in the place of another:.; "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
~ promotionact of raising in rank or position.
~ demotionact of lowering in rank or position.
~ change of statethe act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics.
~ modification, adjustment, alterationthe act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment).
~ movement, move, motionthe act of changing location from one place to another.; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
~ movementthe act of changing the location of something.; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
~ movement, motility, motion, movea change of position that does not entail a change of location.; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
~ change of direction, reorientationthe act of changing the direction in which something is oriented.
~ change of magnitudethe act of changing the amount or size of something.
~ change of integritythe act of changing the unity or wholeness of something.
~ conversionthe act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another.
~ updatingthe act of changing something to bring it up to date (usually by adding something).; "criminal records need regular updating"
~ change of shapean action that changes the shape of something.
~ satisfactionact of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite.; "the satisfaction of their demand for better services"
~ nationalisation, nationalizationthe action of rendering national in character.
~ communisation, communizationa change from private property to public property owned by the community.
~ secularisation, secularizationthe activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion.
~ rolloverthe act of changing the institution that invests your pension plan without incurring a tax penalty.
n. (phenomenon)4. changethe result of alteration or modification.; "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"
~ consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issuea phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon.; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
~ depolarisation, depolarizationa loss of polarity or polarization.
n. (possession)5. changethe balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due.; "I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change"
~ cash, hard cash, hard currencymoney in the form of bills or coins.; "there is a desperate shortage of hard cash"
n. (artifact)6. changea thing that is different.; "he inspected several changes before selecting one"
~ thingan entity that is not named specifically.; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"
n. (artifact)7. changea different or fresh set of clothes.; "she brought a change in her overnight bag"
~ article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, weara covering designed to be worn on a person's body.
n. (possession)8. changecoins of small denomination regarded collectively.; "he had a pocketful of change"
~ coina flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money.
n. (possession)9. changemoney 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"
~ cash, hard cash, hard currencymoney in the form of bills or coins.; "there is a desperate shortage of hard cash"
n. (attribute)10. change, varietya difference that is usually pleasant.; "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
~ differencethe quality of being unlike or dissimilar.; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"
v. (change)11. alter, change, modifycause 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"
~ awaken, wake up, waken, rouse, arouse, wakecause to become awake or conscious.; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
~ cause to sleepmake fall asleep.; "The soft music caused us to fall asleep"
~ affectact physically on; have an effect upon.; "the medicine affects my heart rate"
~ refreshen, freshen, refreshmake fresh again.
~ fecundate, inseminate, fertilise, fertilizeintroduce semen into (a female).
~ indisposecause to feel unwell.; "She was indisposed"
~ crybring into a particular state by crying.; "The little boy cried himself to sleep"
~ etiolatemake pale or sickly.; "alcohol etiolates your skin"
~ changeundergo 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"
~ shadevary slightly.; "shade the meaning"
~ animalise, animalize, brutalise, brutalizemake brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman.; "Life in the camps had brutalized him"
~ convertchange the nature, purpose, or function of something.; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
~ opalise, opalizemake opalescent.
~ arterialise, arterializechange venous blood into arterial blood.
~ make, getgive certain properties to something.; "get someone mad"; "She made us look silly"; "He made a fool of himself at the meeting"; "Don't make this into a big deal"; "This invention will make you a millionaire"; "Make yourself clear"
~ counterchange, interchange, transposecause to change places.; "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size"
~ vascularise, vascularizemake vascular.; "the yolk sac is gradually vascularized"
~ decrepitateto roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops.; "decrepitate salts"
~ suburbanise, suburbanizemake suburban in character.; "highly suburbanized cities"
~ revolutionize, revolutionise, overturnchange radically.; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"
~ etiolatebleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight.
~ barbarise, barbarizemake crude or savage in behavior or speech.; "his years in prison have barbarized the young man"
~ alkalinise, alkalinizemake (a substance) alkaline.; "The oxide is alkalized"
~ mythicise, mythicize, mythologise, mythologizemake into a myth.; "The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66"
~ allegorise, allegorizemake into an allegory.; "The story was allegorized over time"
~ demythologise, demythologizeremove the mythical element from (writings).; "the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"
~ land, bringbring into a different state.; "this may land you in jail"
~ coarsenmake less subtle or refined.; "coarsen one's ideals"
~ affect, bear upon, bear on, impact, touch on, touchhave an effect upon.; "Will the new rules affect me?"
~ alchemise, alchemizealter (elements) by alchemy.
~ alcoholise, alcoholizemake alcoholic, as by fermenting.; "alcoholize prunes"
~ shape, formgive shape or form to.; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
~ round down, round off, round out, roundexpress as a round number.; "round off the amount"
~ suspendcause to be held in suspension in a fluid.; "suspend the particles"
~ sobercause to become sober.; "A sobering thought"
~ reconstructcause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically.
~ increasemake bigger or more.; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
~ ease off, let up, ease upreduce pressure or intensity.; "he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down"
~ assimilatemake similar.; "This country assimilates immigrants very quickly"
~ dissimilatemake dissimilar; cause to become less similar.
~ commute, exchange, convertexchange a penalty for a less severe one.
~ vitalise, vitalizegive life to.; "The eggs are vitalized"
~ clear, unclutterrid of obstructions.; "Clear your desk"
~ activatemake active or more active.; "activate an old file"
~ activatemake (substances) radioactive.
~ aerate, activateaerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter.
~ activatemake more adsorptive.; "activate a metal"
~ deactivate, inactivatemake inactive.; "they deactivated the file"
~ blunt, deadenmake less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation.; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
~ remodel, redo, reconstructdo over, as of (part of) a house.; "We are remodeling these rooms"
~ edit, redactprepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting.; "Edit a book on lexical semantics"; "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"
~ edit out, edit, cutcut and assemble the components of.; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
~ tame, chasten, subduecorrect by punishment or discipline.
~ chasten, temper, moderaterestrain.
~ ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, betterto make better.; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
~ aggravate, exacerbate, worsen, exasperatemake worse.; "This drug aggravates the pain"
~ wetcause to become wet.; "Wet your face"
~ dry, dry outremove the moisture from and make dry.; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
~ lubricatemake slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant.; "lubricate the key"
~ beef up, fortify, strengthenmake strong or stronger.; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
~ fortify, lace, spikeadd alcohol to (beverages).; "the punch is spiked!"
~ weakenlessen the strength of.; "The fever weakened his body"
~ bluntmake less sharp.; "blunt the knives"
~ oxidise, oxidate, oxidizeadd oxygen to or combine with oxygen.
~ merge, unify, unitejoin or combine.; "We merged our resources"
~ agemake older.; "The death of his child aged him tremendously"
~ ripen, maturecause to ripen or develop fully.; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"
~ antiquate, antiquegive an antique appearance to.; "antique furniture"
~ antiquatemake obsolete or old-fashioned.
~ make grow, developcause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development.; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
~ softenmake soft or softer.; "This liquid will soften your laundry"
~ damageinflict damage upon.; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
~ ossifycause to become hard and bony.; "The disease ossified the tissue"
~ acerbatemake sour or bitter.
~ stabilize, stabilisemake stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium.; "The drug stabilized her blood pressure"; "stabilize prices"
~ destabilise, destabilizemake unstable.; "Terrorism destabilized the government"
~ sensibilise, sensibilize, sensify, sensitize, sensitisemake sensitive or aware.; "He was not sensitized to her emotional needs"
~ desensitise, desensitizemake insensitive.; "His military training desensitized him"
~ accustom, habituatemake psychologically or physically used (to something).; "She became habituated to the background music"
~ disarray, disorderbring disorder to.
~ discolorcause to lose or change color.; "The detergent discolored my shirts"
~ color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colouradd color to.; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
~ stainproduce or leave stains.; "Red wine stains the table cloth"
~ huetake on color or become colored.; "In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey"
~ uglifymake ugly.
~ untunecause to be out of tune.; "Don't untune that string!"
~ adjust, correct, setalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard.; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
~ setput into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state.; "set the house afire"
~ disqualify, unfit, indisposemake unfit or unsuitable.; "Your income disqualifies you"
~ domesticise, domesticize, domesticate, tame, reclaimovercome the wildness of; make docile and tractable.; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
~ widenmake wider.; "widen the road"
~ dehydrogenateremove hydrogen from.
~ hydrogenatecombine or treat with or expose to hydrogen; add hydrogen to the molecule of (an unsaturated organic compound).
~ oxygenise, oxygenizechange (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule).
~ darkenmake dark or darker.; "darken a room"
~ brighten, lighten up, lightenmake lighter or brighter.; "The paint will brighten the room"
~ blear, blurmake dim or indistinct.; "The fog blurs my vision"
~ bedim, overcloud, obscuremake obscure or unclear.; "The distinction was obscured"
~ blot out, obliterate, veil, hide, obscuremake undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing.; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
~ cooktransform by heating.; "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"
~ slenderise, slenderizemake slender or appear to be slender.; "slenderizing skirts"
~ crackcause to become cracked.; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"
~ dismiss, dissolvedeclare void.; "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"
~ terminate, endbring to an end or halt.; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"
~ defog, demistfree from mist.; "demist the car windows"
~ concentrate, condense, contractcompress or concentrate.; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
~ cool, cool down, chillmake cool or cooler.; "Chill the food"
~ heat, heat upmake hot or hotter.; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove"
~ warmmake warm or warmer.; "The blanket will warm you"
~ boilbring to, or maintain at, the boiling point.; "boil this liquid until it evaporates"
~ freezecause to freeze.; "Freeze the leftover food"
~ blistercause blisters to form on.; "the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"
~ change over, shift, switchmake a shift in or exchange of.; "First Joe led; then we switched"
~ transposechange key.; "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"
~ convert, change overchange from one system to another or to a new plan or policy.; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
~ transformincrease or decrease (an alternating current or voltage).
~ transformchange (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species.
~ transformconvert (one form of energy) to another.; "transform energy to light"
~ transmutealter the nature of (elements).
~ transform, transmute, transubstantiatechange or alter in form, appearance, or nature.; "This experience transformed her completely"; "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture"; "transubstantiate one element into another"
~ ashconvert into ashes.
~ translate, transformchange from one form or medium into another.; "Braque translated collage into oil"
~ reform, reclaim, rectify, regeneratebring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one.; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
~ convertcause to adopt a new or different faith.; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"
~ islamise, islamizecause to conform to Islamic law.; "Islamize the dietary laws"
~ reverse, invert, turn backturn inside out or upside down.
~ invertmake an inversion (in a musical composition).; "here the theme is inverted"
~ customise, customizemake according to requirements.; "customize a car"
~ personalise, personalize, individualise, individualizemake personal or more personal.; "personalized service"
~ depersonalise, depersonalize, objectifymake impersonal or present as an object.; "Will computers depersonalize human interactions?"; "Pornography objectifies women"
~ sharpenraise the pitch of (musical notes).
~ flatten, droplower the pitch of (musical notes).
~ disintegratecause to undergo fission or lose particles.
~ magnetize, magnetisemake magnetic.; "The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings"
~ degauss, demagnetise, demagnetizemake nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of).; "demagnetize the iron shavings"; "they degaussed the ship"
~ simplifymake simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent.; "We had to simplify the instructions"; "this move will simplify our lives"
~ rarify, complicate, refine, elaboratemake more complex, intricate, or richer.; "refine a design or pattern"
~ refinemake more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of.; "refine a method of analysis"; "refine the constant in the equation"
~ complicate, perplexmake more complicated.; "There was a new development that complicated the matter"
~ pressurise, pressurize, superchargeincrease the pressure on a gas or liquid.
~ centralise, centralize, concentratemake central.; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"
~ decentralise, decentralize, deconcentratemake less central.; "After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized"
~ socialise, socializemake conform to socialist ideas and philosophies.; "Health care should be socialized!"
~ gear up, prepare, ready, set, fix, set upmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
~ internationalise, internationalizemake international in character.; "We internationalized the committee"
~ bolshevise, bolshevize, communise, communizemake Communist or bring in accord with Communist principles.; "communize the government"
~ europeanize, europeanisemake (continental) European in customs, character, or ideas.
~ europeanise, europeanizedenationalize and subject (a territory) to the supervision of an agency of a European community of nations.
~ bestialise, bestializemake brutal and depraved; give animal-like qualities to.
~ americanise, americanizemake American in character.; "The year in the US has completely Americanized him"
~ frenchifymake French in appearance or character.; "let's Frenchify the restaurant and charge more money"
~ civilise, civilizeraise from a barbaric to a civilized state.; "The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"
~ nationalize, nationaliseput under state control or ownership.; "Mitterand nationalized the banks"
~ denationalise, denationalizeput under private control or ownership.; "The steel industry was denationalized"
~ naturalize, naturalisemake into a citizen.; "The French family was naturalized last year"
~ denaturalise, denaturalizestrip of the rights and duties of citizenship.; "The former Nazi was denaturalized"
~ naturalise, naturalizemake more natural or lifelike.
~ denaturalise, denaturalizemake less natural or unnatural.
~ even, even outbecome even or more even.; "even out the surface"
~ equalise, equalize, equal, equate, matchmake equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching.; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
~ stiffenmake stiff or stiffer.; "Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"
~ loosen, loosemake loose or looser.; "loosen the tension on a rope"
~ tighten, fastenmake tight or tighter.; "Tighten the wire"
~ transitivise, transitivizemake transitive.; "adding `out' to many verbs transitivizes them"
~ detransitivise, detransitivize, intransitivise, intransitivizeintransitivize.; "removing the object will intransitivize the verbs"
~ thicken, inspissatemake thick or thicker.; "Thicken the sauce"; "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch"
~ fullmake (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering.
~ diversifymake (more) diverse.; "diversify a course of study"
~ decelerate, slow downreduce the speed of.; "He slowed down the car"
~ deadenmake vapid or deprive of spirit.; "deadened wine"
~ accelerate, speed up, speedcause to move faster.; "He accelerated the car"
~ retard, delay, checkslow the growth or development of.; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"
~ minify, decrease, lessenmake smaller.; "He decreased his staff"
~ liquidise, liquify, liquefy, liquidizemake (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating.; "liquefy the silver"
~ solvatecause a solvation in (a substance).
~ dissolvecause to fade away.; "dissolve a shot or a picture"
~ validatemake valid or confirm the validity of.; "validate a ticket"
~ vitiate, void, invalidatetake away the legal force of or render ineffective.; "invalidate a contract"
~ emptymake void or empty of contents.; "Empty the box"; "The alarm emptied the building"
~ fill, fill up, make fullmake full, also in a metaphorical sense.; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
~ saturatecause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance.
~ clot, coagulatecause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state.
~ loudencause to become loud.
~ renormalise, renormalize, normalise, normalizemake normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard.; "normalize relations with China"; "normalize the temperature"; "normalize the spelling"
~ morphcause to change shape in a computer animation.; "The computer programmer morphed the image"
~ neutralise, neutralizemake chemically neutral.; "She neutralized the solution"
~ commercialise, commercialize, marketmake commercial.; "Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"
~ purify, sanctify, purgemake pure or free from sin or guilt.; "he left the monastery purified"
~ mechanise, mechanizemake mechanical.; "mechanize the procedure"
~ automate, automatise, automatizemake automatic or control or operate automatically.; "automatize the production"; "automate the movement of the robot"
~ automatise, automatizeturn into an automaton.
~ mechanise, mechanizemake monotonous; make automatic or routine.; "If your work becomes too mechanized, change jobs!"
~ chord, harmonise, harmonizebring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing.
~ polarise, polarizecause to vibrate in a definite pattern.; "polarize light waves"
~ glorifybestow glory upon.; "The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic"
~ contaminatemake radioactive by adding radioactive material.; "Don't drink the water--it's contaminated"
~ devaluelower the value or quality of.; "The tear devalues the painting"
~ insulateprotect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material.; "We had his bedroom insulated before winter came"
~ calcifyconvert into lime.; "the salts calcified the rock"
~ urbanize, urbanisemake more industrial or city-like.; "The area was urbanized after many people moved in"
~ urbanise, urbanizeimpart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon.; "Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them"
~ emulsifycause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion.
~ demulsifycause to demulsify.
~ decarboxylateremove a carboxyl group from (a chemical compound).
~ nazifycause or force to adopt Nazism or a Nazi character.; "Hitler nazified Germany in the 1930's"; "The arts were nazified everywhere in Germany"
~ fecundate, fertilise, fertilizemake fertile or productive.; "The course fertilized her imagination"
~ clarifymake clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating.; "clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"
~ embrittlemake brittle.
~ markmake or leave a mark on.; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
~ nickdivide or reset the tail muscles of.; "nick horses"
~ disable, disenable, incapacitatemake unable to perform a certain action.; "disable this command on your computer"
~ enablerender capable or able for some task.; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
~ de-emphasise, de-emphasize, destressreduce the emphasis.
~ tenderise, tenderize, tendermake tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer.; "tenderize meat"
~ chargecause formation of a net electrical charge in or on.; "charge a conductor"
~ bubblecause to form bubbles.; "bubble gas through a liquid"
~ sweetenmake sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable.; "sweeten a deal"
~ iodinatecause to combine with iodine.; "iodinate thyroxine"
~ ionateadd ions to.
~ archaise, archaizegive an archaic appearance of character to.; "archaized craftwork"
~ informgive character or essence to.; "The principles that inform modern teaching"
~ officialise, officializemake official.; "We officialized our relationship"
~ occidentalise, occidentalize, westernise, westernizemake western in character.; "The country was Westernized after it opened up"
~ orientalise, orientalizemake oriental in character.; "orientalize your garden"
~ acetylate, acetylise, acetylizeintroduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound).
~ achromatise, achromatizeremove color from.; "achromatize the lenses"
~ collimate, parallelmake or place parallel to something.; "They paralleled the ditch to the highway"
~ campgive an artificially banal or sexual quality to.
~ classicise, classicizemake classic or classical.
~ conventionalise, conventionalizemake conventional or adapt to conventions.; "conventionalized behavior"
~ decimalise, decimalizechange from fractions to decimals.; "Stock prices will be decimalized in the year 2000"
~ dizzymake dizzy or giddy.; "a dizzying pace"
~ envenom, poisonadd poison to.; "Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"
~ exteriorise, objectify, exteriorize, externalise, externalizemake external or objective, or give reality to.; "language externalizes our thoughts"
~ glamorise, glamourize, glamorize, glamourisemake glamorous and attractive.; "This new wallpaper really glamorizes the living room!"
~ introvertturn inside.; "He introverted his feelings"
~ laicise, laicizereduce to lay status.; "laicize the parochial schools"
~ politicise, politicizegive a political character to.; "politicize the discussion"
~ radicalizemake more radical in social or political outlook.; "Her work in the developing world radicalized her"
~ proofactivate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk.; "proof yeast"
~ romanticise, romanticizemake romantic in style.; "The designer romanticized the little black dress"
~ rusticatelend a rustic character to.; "rusticate the house in the country"
~ sauceadd zest or flavor to, make more interesting.; "sauce the roast"
~ shallow, shoalmake shallow.; "The silt shallowed the canal"
~ tenseincrease the tension on.; "alternately relax and tense your calf muscle"; "tense the rope manually before tensing the spring"
~ steepenmake steeper.; "The landslides have steepened the mountain sides"
~ scramblemake unintelligible.; "scramble the message so that nobody can understand it"
~ unscramblemake intelligible.; "Can you unscramble the message?"
~ unsexremove the qualities typical of one's sex.; "She unsexed herself"
~ vitrifychange into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat.
~ pallcause to become flat.; "pall the beer"
~ saponifyconvert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali.; "saponify oils and fats"
~ expand, extendexpand the influence of.; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
~ set aside, suspendmake inoperative or stop.; "suspend payments on the loan"
~ muddymake turbid.; "muddy the water"
~ transformsubject to a mathematical transformation.
~ elevate, lift, raiseraise in rank or condition.; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
~ harshenmake harsh or harsher.; "Winter harshened the look of the city"
~ dingemake dingy.
~ demonise, demonizemake into a demon.; "Power had demonized him"
~ devilise, devilize, diabolise, diabolizeturn into a devil or make devilish.; "Man devilized by war"
~ etherealize, etherialisemake ethereal.
~ immaterialise, immaterialize, unsubstantialise, unsubstantializerender immaterial or incorporeal.
~ animise, animize, animategive lifelike qualities to.; "animated cartoons"
~ clearmake clear, bright, light, or translucent.; "The water had to be cleared through filtering"
~ dynamise, dynamizemake (a drug) effective.; "dynamized medicine"
~ dynamise, dynamizemake more dynamic.; "She was dynamized by her desire to go to grad school"
~ rarefy, sublimate, subtilizemake more subtle or refined.
~ volatilise, volatilizemake volatile; cause to pass off in a vapor.
~ uniformise, uniformizemake uniform.; "the data have been uniformized"
~ symmetrise, symmetrizemake symmetric.; "symmetrized waves"
~ eternalise, eternalize, eternise, eternize, immortalise, immortalizemake famous forever.; "This melody immortalized its composer"
~ denaturemake (alcohol) unfit for drinking without impairing usefulness for other purposes.
~ denaturemodify (as a native protein) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished.
~ denatureadd nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb.
~ sanitise, sanitizemake less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features.; "sanitize a document before releasing it to the press"; "sanitize history"; "sanitize the language in a book"
~ verbifymake into a verb.; "'mouse' has been verbified by computer users"
~ shiftmove from one setting or context to another.; "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention"
~ sputtercause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed.; "The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust"
~ drawbring or lead someone to a certain action or condition.; "She was drawn to despair"; "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"; "The session was drawn to a close"
~ makechange from one form into another.; "make water into wine"; "make lead into gold"; "make clay into bricks"
~ dopeadd impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties.; "The resistors have been doped"
~ prostraterender helpless or defenseless.; "They prostrated the enemy"
~ exciteproduce a magnetic field in.; "excite the neurons"
~ energise, energize, exciteraise to a higher energy level.; "excite the atoms"
~ shakebring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking.; "He was shaken from his dreams"; "shake the salt out of the salt shaker"
~ outmodemake unfashionable, outdated, or obsolete.; "Modern ways of cooking have outmoded the hearth"
~ spice, spice upmake more interesting or flavorful.; "Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"
~ shortenmake short or shorter.; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"
~ thinkbring into a given condition by mental preoccupation.; "She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"
~ makecause to be enjoyable or pleasurable.; "make my day"
~ deflateproduce deflation in.; "The new measures deflated the economy"
~ inflatecause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit.; "The war inflated the economy"
~ reflateeconomics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation.; "These measures reflated the economy"
~ digitalise, digitalize, digitise, digitizeput into digital form, as for use in a computer.; "he bought a device to digitize the data"
~ gelatinise, gelatinizeconvert into gelatinous form or jelly.; "hot water will gelatinize starch"
~ recombinecause genetic recombination.; "should scientists recombine DNA?"
~ effeminise, effeminize, feminise, feminize, womanizeto give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to.; "This hairdo feminizes the man"
~ masculinise, virilise, virilize, masculinizeproduce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy.; "the drugs masculinized the teenage girl"
~ masculinizegive a masculine appearance or character to.; "Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s"
~ disharmonize, dissonatecause to sound harsh and unpleasant.
~ sexualise, sexualizemake sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to.; "The god was sexualized and married to another god"; "Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender"
~ schematise, schematizegive conventional form to.; "some art forms schematise designs into geometrical patterns"
~ patentmake open to sight or notice.; "His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him"
~ constitutionalise, constitutionalizeincorporate into a constitution, make constitutional.; "A woman's right to an abortion was constitutionalized in the 1970's"
~ rationalise, rationalizeremove irrational quantities from.; "This function can be rationalized"
~ plasticise, plasticizemake plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer.; "plasticized PVC"
~ rarefylessen the density or solidity of.; "The bones are rarefied"
~ paganise, paganizemake pagan in character.; "The Church paganized Christianity"
~ incandescecause to become incandescent or glow.; "the lamp was incandesced"
~ deaminate, deaminizeremove the amino radical (usually by hydrolysis) from an amino compound; to perform deamination.
~ angulatemake or become angular.
~ circularizemake circular.
~ sensitise, sensitizemake (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion.; "sensitize the photographic film"
~ sensitise, sensitizemake sensitive to a drug or allergen.; "Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen"
~ depolarise, depolarizeeliminate the polarization of.
~ intensifymake the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark.
~ isomerise, isomerizecause to change into an isomer.
~ legitimatemake (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone).; "They legitimized their natural child"
~ vaporise, evaporatecause to change into a vapor.; "The chemist evaporated the water"
~ industrialise, industrializeorganize (the production of something) into an industry.; "The Chinese industrialized textile production"
~ opacifymake opaque.; "The glass was opacified more greater privacy"
~ opsonizemake (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes.
~ militarise, militarizeadopt for military use.; "militarize the Civil Service"
~ nationalise, nationalizemake national in character or scope.; "His heroic deeds were nationalized by the press"
~ recommendmake attractive or acceptable.; "Honesty recommends any person"
~ sentimentalise, sentimentalizemake (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities.; "Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind"; "These experiences have sentimentalized her"
~ solemnise, solemnizemake solemn and grave.; "This ceremony solemnized our hearts"
~ territorialise, territorializeplace on a territorial basis.; "The railways were territorialized"
~ transaminatechange (an amino group) by transferring it from one compound to another.
~ transfigure, spiritualize, glorifyelevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration.
~ unsanctifyremove the sanctification from or make unsanctified.
~ vesiculatecause to become vesicular or full of air cells.; "vesiculate an organ"
~ visualise, visualizemake visible.; "With this machine, ultrasound can be visualized"
~ variegatechange the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors.
~ ventilatefurnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape.; "The architect did not think about ventilating the storage space"
~ vivifymake more striking or animated.; "his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story"
~ vulgarise, vulgarizedebase and make vulgar.; "The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage"
~ supplemake pliant and flexible.; "These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use"
~ professionalise, professionalizemake professional or give a professional character to.; "Philosophy has not always been professionalized and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs"
~ smutmake obscene.; "This line in the play smuts the entire act"
~ stillmake motionless.
~ weaponizemake into or use as a weapon or a potential weapon.; "Will modern physicists weaponize String Theory?"
~ eroticize, sex upgive erotic character to or make more interesting.; "eroticize the ads"
~ piggybackbring into alignment with.; "an amendment to piggyback the current law"
~ portmodify (software) for use on a different machine or platform.
~ lifehackmake one's day-to-day activities more efficient.
~ cloudmake less clear.; "the stroke clouded memories of her youth"
~ obnubilate, obscure, blur, confusemake unclear, indistinct, or blurred.; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
~ tame, tone down, moderatemake less strong or intense; soften.; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
~ obfuscatemake obscure or unclear.
~ synchronise, synchronizemake (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action.; "synchronize this film"
~ mince, moderate, softenmake less severe or harsh.; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
~ militarise, militarizelend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force.; "militarize Germany again after the war"
~ break down, crushmake ineffective.; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
~ fat, fatten, fatten out, fatten up, flesh out, plump out, plump, fill outmake fat or plump.; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
~ disturb, touchtamper with.; "Don't touch my CDs!"
~ dullmake dull in appearance.; "Age had dulled the surface"
~ blunt, dullmake dull or blunt.; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
~ sharpenmake sharp or sharper.; "sharpen the knives"
~ coarsenmake or become coarse or coarser.; "coarsen the surface"; "Their minds coarsened"
~ loosenmake less dense.; "loosen the soil"
~ untie, undo, loosencause to become loose.; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"
~ barbprovide with barbs.; "barbed wire"
~ stringprovide with strings.; "string my guitar"
~ straighten, straighten outmake straight.
~ bringcause to come into a particular state or condition.; "Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence"; "bring water to the boiling point"
~ amalgamate, commix, mingle, unify, mixto bring or combine together or with something else.; "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"
~ chargefill or load to capacity.; "charge the wagon with hay"
~ putcause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation.; "That song put me in awful good humor"; "put your ideas in writing"
~ clean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from.; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
~ begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soilmake soiled, filthy, or dirty.; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
~ depress, lowercause to drop or sink.; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"
~ deformmake formless.; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"
~ break up, breakdestroy the completeness of a set of related items.; "The book dealer would not break the set"
~ altermake an alteration to.; "This dress needs to be altered"
~ adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, beautify, embellishmake more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc..; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
~ humanise, humanizemake more humane.; "The mayor tried to humanize life in the big city"
~ humblecause to be unpretentious.; "This experience will humble him"
~ alienate, disaffect, alien, estrangearouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness.; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"
~ rightput in or restore to an upright position.; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
~ desensitise, desensitizecause not to be sensitive.; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized"
~ deodorise, deodorize, deodouriseeliminate the odor from.; "This stick will deodorize your armpits"
~ developmake visible by means of chemical solutions.; "Please develop this roll of film for me"
~ blurto make less distinct or clear.; "The haze blurs the hills"
~ blindmake blind by putting the eyes out.; "The criminals were punished and blinded"
~ change intensityincrease or decrease in intensity.
~ change tastealter the flavor of.
~ interchange, substitute, replace, exchangeput in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items.; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
~ capturebring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit.; "This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons"; "The star captured a comet"
~ contribute, lend, impart, add, bestow, bringbestow a quality on.; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"
~ reestablish, reinstate, restorebring back into original existence, use, function, or position.; "restore law and order"; "reestablish peace in the region"; "restore the emperor to the throne"
~ liberalize, liberalisemake liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules.
~ redress, right, correct, compensatemake reparations or amends for.; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
~ democratise, democratizeintroduce democratic reforms; of nations.
~ neutralizemake politically neutral and thus inoffensive.; "The treaty neutralized the small republic"
~ corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, vitiate, subvertcorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality.; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
~ loosen, relaxmake less severe or strict.; "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
~ unify, unitebring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation.; "the Democratic Patry platform united several splinter groups"
~ flocculatecause to become a fluffy or lumpy aggregate.; "The chemist flocculated the suspended material"
~ turncause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics.; "The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him"; "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"
~ coherecause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole.; "Religion can cohere social groups"
v. (change)12. changeundergo 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"
~ refreshen, freshen, freshen up, refreshbecome or make oneself fresh again.; "She freshened up after the tennis game"
~ dress, get dressedput on clothes.; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
~ acquire, develop, produce, grow, getcome to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes).; "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
~ regenerateundergo regeneration.
~ shadepass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree.; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"
~ gelbecome a gel.; "The solid, when heated, gelled"
~ animalise, animalize, brutalise, brutalizebecome brutal or insensitive and unfeeling.
~ convertchange in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change.; "The substance converts to an acid"
~ creolizedevelop into a creole.; "pidgins often creolize"
~ mutateundergo mutation.; "cells mutate"
~ experience, haveundergo.; "The stocks had a fast run-up"
~ decrepitateundergo decrepitation and crackle.; "The salt decrepitated"
~ suburbanise, suburbanizetake on suburban character.; "the city suburbanized"
~ roll up, rollshow certain properties when being rolled.; "The carpet rolls unevenly"; "dried-out tobacco rolls badly"
~ glass over, glaze, glaze over, glassbecome glassy or take on a glass-like appearance.; "Her eyes glaze over when she is bored"
~ grow, turnpass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become.; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
~ barbarise, barbarizebecome crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language.
~ alkalinise, alkalinizebecome alkaline.
~ change by reversal, reverse, turnchange to the contrary.; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
~ change integritychange in physical make-up.
~ change form, change shape, deformassume a different shape or form.
~ formassume a form or shape.; "the water formed little beads"
~ change state, turnundergo a transformation or a change of position or action.; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
~ adapt, conform, adjustadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions.; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
~ climb up, jump, riserise in rank or status.; "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
~ assimilatebecome similar in sound.; "The nasal assimilates to the following consonant"
~ dissimilatebecome dissimilar or less similar.; "These two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time"
~ dissimilatebecome dissimilar by changing the sound qualities.; "These consonants dissimilate"
~ change magnitudechange in size or magnitude.
~ modifymake less severe or harsh or extreme.; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
~ deadenbecome lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor.
~ breakbe broken in.; "If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress"
~ decay, dilapidate, crumblefall into decay or ruin.; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
~ mildew, moldbecome moldy; spoil due to humidity.; "The furniture molded in the old house"
~ hydratebecome hydrated and combine with water.
~ dry out, drybecome dry or drier.; "The laundry dries in the sun"
~ strengthengain strength.; "His body strengthened"
~ distill, distilundergo the process of distillation.
~ deoxidise, deoxidize, reduceto remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons.
~ crackbreak into simpler molecules by means of heat.; "The petroleum cracked"
~ oxidise, oxidate, oxidizeadd oxygen to or combine with oxygen.
~ oxidate, oxidize, oxidiseenter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide.; "This metal oxidizes easily"
~ growbecome attached by or as if by the process of growth.; "The tree trunks had grown together"
~ mellow out, mellow, meltbecome more relaxed, easygoing, or genial.; "With age, he mellowed"
~ softenbecome soft or softer.; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"
~ ionise, ionizebecome converted into ions.
~ stabilise, stabilizebecome stable or more stable.; "The economy stabilized"
~ destabilise, destabilizebecome unstable.; "The economy destabilized rapidly"
~ lighten up, lightenbecome lighter.; "The room lightened up"
~ discolour, discolor, color, colourchange color, often in an undesired manner.; "The shirts discolored"
~ discolorlose color or turn colorless.; "The painting discolored"
~ narrow, contractmake or become more narrow or restricted.; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
~ darkenbecome dark or darker.; "The sky darkened"
~ dimbecome dim or lusterless.; "the lights dimmed and the curtain rose"
~ boilimmerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes.; "boil potatoes"; "boil wool"
~ crack, check, breakbecome fractured; break or crack on the surface only.; "The glass cracked when it was heated"
~ transpirecome to light; become known.; "It transpired that she had worked as spy in East Germany"
~ resume, take upreturn to a previous location or condition.; "The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it"
~ change surfaceundergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface.
~ sublime, sublimatevaporize and then condense right back again.
~ cool down, cool off, coollose intensity.; "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"
~ warm upbecome more friendly or open.; "She warmed up after we had lunch together"
~ warm, warm upget warm or warmer.; "The soup warmed slowly on the stove"
~ transmute, metamorphose, transformchange in outward structure or looks.; "He transformed into a monster"; "The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle"
~ convertchange religious beliefs, or adopt a religious belief.; "She converted to Buddhism"
~ dullbecome dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness.; "the varnished table top dulled with time"
~ complexify, ramifyhave or develop complicating consequences.; "These actions will ramify"
~ americanise, americanizebecome American in character.; "After a year in Iowa, he has totally Americanized"
~ modernise, modernize, developbecome technologically advanced.; "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"
~ stiffenbecome stiff or stiffer.; "He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room"
~ tightenbecome tight or tighter.; "The rope tightened"
~ conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, gostop operating or functioning.; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
~ yield, give wayend resistance, as under pressure or force.; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"
~ harden, induratebecome hard or harder.; "The wax hardened"
~ harden, induratemake hard or harder.; "The cold hardened the butter"
~ suffuseto become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light.; "His whole frame suffused with a cold dew"
~ hushbecome quiet or still; fall silent.; "hush my baby!"
~ normalise, normalizebecome normal or return to its normal state.; "Let us hope that relations with this country will normalize soon"
~ reorientset or arrange in a new or different determinate position.; "Orient the house towards the South"
~ purifybecome clean or pure or free of guilt and sin.; "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"
~ digestbecome assimilated into the body.; "Protein digests in a few hours"
~ regressgo back to a statistical means.
~ foulbecome soiled and dirty.
~ decalcifylose calcium or calcium compounds.
~ industrialise, industrializedevelop industry; become industrial.; "The nations of South East Asia will quickly industrialize and catch up with the West"
~ decarboxylatelose a carboxyl group.; "the compound decarboxylated"
~ spotbecome spotted.; "This dress spots quickly"
~ incur, obtain, receive, get, findreceive a specified treatment (abstract).; "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
~ acetylate, acetylise, acetylizereceive substitution of an acetyl group.; "the compounds acetylated"
~ take on, acquire, assume, adopt, taketake on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
~ primassume a prim appearance.; "They mince and prim"
~ capacitatecause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes necessary to fertilize an egg.
~ caseatebecome cheeselike.; "necrotic tissue caseates"
~ caseateturn into cheese.; "The milk caseated"
~ clinkerturn to clinker or form clinker under excessive heat in burning.
~ curebe or become preserved.; "the apricots cure in the sun"
~ dawnbecome light.; "It started to dawn, and we had to get up"
~ salinateadd salt to.; "salinated solution"
~ desalinate, desalinise, desalinize, desaltremove salt from.; "desalinate water"
~ shallow, shoalbecome shallow.; "the lake shallowed over time"
~ steepenbecome steeper.; "The mountain side has steepened"
~ superannuatebecome obsolete.
~ ulcerateundergo ulceration.; "Her stomach ulcerated"
~ vitrifyundergo vitrification; become glassy or glass-like.
~ vulcanise, vulcanizeundergo vulcanization.; "vulcanize rubber"
~ pall, dullbecome less interesting or attractive.
~ become flat, pall, dielose sparkle or bouquet.; "wine and beer can pall"
~ saponifybecome converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali.; "the oil saponified"
~ move, go, runprogress by being changed.; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
~ comereach or enter a state, relation, condition, use, or position.; "The water came to a boil"; "We came to understand the true meaning of life"; "Their anger came to a boil"; "I came to realize the true meaning of life"; "The shoes came untied"; "come into contact with a terrorist group"; "his face went red"; "your wish will come true"
~ catchbe struck or affected by.; "catch fire"; "catch the mood"
~ catch onbecome popular.; "This fashion caught on in Paris"
~ grow, developgrow emotionally or mature.; "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"
~ flychange quickly from one emotional state to another.; "fly into a rage"
~ develop, evolve, acquiregain through experience.; "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
~ assibilatechange into a sibilant.; "In the syllable /si/, the /s/ sibilates in Japanese"
~ smoothenbecome smooth.
~ turn onbecome hostile towards.; "The dog suddenly turned on the mailman"
~ dropchange from one level to another.; "She dropped into army jargon"
~ break intochange pace.; "The dancers broke into a cha-cha"; "The horse broke into a gallop"
~ deepen, changebecome deeper in tone.; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
~ concretise, concretizebecome specific.; "the idea concretized in her mind"
~ decayundergo decay or decomposition.; "The body started to decay and needed to be cremated"
~ commute, transposeexchange positions without a change in value.; "These operators commute with each other"
~ introjectincorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously.
~ shiftchange in quality.; "His tone shifted"
~ swingalternate dramatically between high and low values.; "his mood swings"; "the market is swinging up and down"
~ fallbe cast down.; "his eyes fell"
~ fallassume a disappointed or sad expression.; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
~ reflateeconomics: experience reflation.; "The economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures"
~ hydrolyse, hydrolyzeundergo hydrolysis; decompose by reacting with water.
~ fold up, foldbecome folded or folded up.; "The bed folds in a jiffy"
~ gelatinise, gelatinizebecome gelatinous or change into a jelly.; "the starch gelatinized when it was heated"
~ felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte, matte up, mat, feltchange texture so as to become matted and felt-like.; "The fabric felted up after several washes"
~ recombineundergo genetic recombination.; "The DNA can recombine"
~ feminise, feminizeassume (more) feminine characteristics.; "feminized language"; "feminized frogs"
~ obsolescebecome obsolete, fall into disuse.; "This word has not obsolesced, although it is rarely used"
~ plasticise, plasticizebecome plastic, as by having a plasticizer added.
~ recedebecome faint or more distant.; "the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"
~ defervesceexperience an abatement of a fever.
~ incandescebecome incandescent or glow with heat.; "an incandescing body"
~ calcifybecome inflexible and unchanging.; "Old folks can calcify"
~ driftbe subject to fluctuation.; "The stock market drifted upward"
~ play outbecome spent or exhausted.; "The champion's strength played out fast"
~ conjugateundergo conjugation.
~ isomerise, isomerizechange into an isomer.
~ vaporise, evaporatechange into a vapor.; "The water evaporated in front of our eyes"
~ induratebecome fixed or established.; "indurated customs"
~ gradatepass imperceptibly from one degree, shade, or tone into another.; "The paint on these walls gradates but you don't see it"
~ keratinise, keratinizebecome horny and impregnated with keratin.
~ opacifybecome opaque.; "the tissue in the eye's cornea may opacify and the patient may go blind"
~ maturebecome due for repayment.; "These bonds mature in 2005"
~ rejuvenatedevelop youthful topographical features.; "the land rejuvenated"
~ sequesterundergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion.; "The cations were sequestered"
~ transaminateundergo transfer from one compound to another.; "amino groups can transaminate"
~ vesiculatebecome vesicular or full of air cells.; "The organs vesiculated"
~ undulateincrease and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves.; "The singer's voice undulated"
~ vascularise, vascularizebecome vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids.; "The egg yolk vascularized"
~ crashundergo a sudden and severe downturn.; "the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"
~ professionalise, professionalizebecome professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood.
~ shiftchange phonetically as part of a systematic historical change.; "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"
~ flip out, flipgo mad, go crazy.; "He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off"
~ gumbecome sticky.
~ repressblock the action of.
~ shearbecome deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain.
~ damagesuffer or be susceptible to damage.; "These fine china cups damage easily"
~ synthesizecombine and form a synthesis.; "Vitamin D only synthesizes when sunlight is available"
~ come around, come roundchange one's position or opinion.; "He came around to our point of view"
~ promotebe changed for a superior chess or checker piece.
~ divide, part, separatecome apart.; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
~ format, arrangeset (printed matter) into a specific format.; "Format this letter so it can be printed out"
~ fall forfall in love with; become infatuated with.; "She fell for the man from Brazil"
~ move up, rise, ascendmove to a better position in life or to a better job.; "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great"
~ change postureundergo a change in bodily posture.
~ settlebecome clear by the sinking of particles.; "the liquid gradually settled"
~ cave in, collapse, fall in, give way, founder, give, breakbreak down, literally or metaphorically.; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
~ undergopass through.; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation"
~ solarise, solarizebecome overexposed.; "The film solarized"
~ occultbecome concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished.; "The beam of light occults every so often"
~ passtransfer to another; of rights or property.; "Our house passed under his official control"
~ pull up stakes, depart, leaveremove oneself from an association with or participation in.; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"
~ liberalise, liberalizebecome more liberal.; "The laws liberalized after Prohibition"
~ stratifydevelop different social levels, classes, or castes.; "Society stratifies when the income gap widens"
~ democratise, democratizebecome (more) democratic; of nations.
~ loosen, relaxbecome less severe or strict.; "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
~ reticulateform a net or a network.
~ flocculateform into an aggregated lumpy or fluffy mass.; "the protoplasms flocculated"
~ carbonateturn into a carbonate.
~ come income into fashion; become fashionable.
~ go outgo out of fashion; become unfashionable.
~ stagnatecause to stagnate.; "There are marshes that stagnate the waters"
~ makeundergo fabrication or creation.; "This wool makes into a nice sweater"
~ frost over, ice over, ice upbecome covered with a layer of ice; of a surface such as a window.; "When the wings iced up, the pilot was forced to land his plane"
v. (change)13. alter, change, varybecome 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"
~ alternate, jumpgo back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions.
~ crackleto become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks.; "The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"
~ modulatevary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves).
~ avianise, avianizeto modify microorganisms by repeated culture in the developing chick embryo.
~ movego or proceed from one point to another.; "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
~ adapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose.; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
~ widen, let outmake (clothes) larger.; "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
~ take inmake (clothes) smaller.; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
~ branch out, broaden, diversifyvary in order to spread risk or to expand.; "The company diversified"
~ diversify, radiatespread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate.; "The plants on this island diversified"
~ specialize, narrow down, narrow, specialisebecome more focus on an area of activity or field of study.; "She specializes in Near Eastern history"
~ honeycombmake full of cavities, like a honeycomb.
~ breakvary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity.; "The flat plain was broken by tall mesas"
v. (change)14. change, shift, switchlay aside, abandon, or leave for another.; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
~ exchange, convert, commute, changeexchange 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"
~ changechange clothes; put on different clothes.; "Change before you go to the opera"
~ transitionmake or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another).; "The airline transitioned to more fuel-efficient jets"; "The adagio transitioned into an allegro"
~ shiftchange gears.; "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
~ breakchange suddenly from one tone quality or register to another.; "Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children"
~ channel-surf, surfswitch channels, on television.
~ leap, jumppass abruptly from one state or topic to another.; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"
~ diphthongise, diphthongizechange from a simple vowel to a diphthong.; "This vowel diphthongized in Germanic"
~ cutmake an abrupt change of image or sound.; "cut from one scene to another"
~ breakchange directions suddenly.
v. (change)15. changechange clothes; put on different clothes.; "Change before you go to the opera"
~ dress, get dressedput on clothes.; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
~ switch, change, shiftlay aside, abandon, or leave for another.; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
v. (change)16. change, commute, convert, exchangeexchange 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"
~ rectifyconvert into direct current.; "rectify alternating current"
~ utilizeconvert (from an investment trust to a unit trust).
~ capitalise, capitalizeconvert (a company's reserve funds) into capital.
~ replacesubstitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected).; "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced"
~ launderconvert illegally obtained funds into legal ones.
~ switch, change, shiftlay aside, abandon, or leave for another.; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
~ breakexchange for smaller units of money.; "I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"
v. (possession)17. change, exchange, interchangegive to, and receive from, one another.; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
~ transfercause to change ownership.; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
~ sellexchange or deliver for money or its equivalent.; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
~ cash, cash inexchange for cash.; "I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail"
~ ransom, redeemexchange or buy back for money; under threat.
~ redeemto turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange.
~ stand in, sub, substitute, fill inbe a substitute.; "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"
~ swap, swop, switch, tradeexchange or give (something) in exchange for.
~ barterexchange goods without involving money.
~ trade in, tradeturn in as payment or part payment for a purchase.; "trade in an old car for a new one"
v. (motion)18. change, transferchange from one vehicle or transportation line to another.; "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
~ go, locomote, move, travelchange location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically.; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
v. (change)19. change, deepenbecome deeper in tone.; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
~ changeundergo 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"
v. (change)20. changeremove or replace the coverings of.; "Father had to learn how to change the baby"; "After each guest we changed the bed linens"
~ replacesubstitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected).; "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced"
n. (possession)1. coina flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money.
~ head(usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head.; "call heads or tails!"
~ obversethe side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design.
~ verso, reversethe side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design.
~ tail(usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head.
~ coinage, metal money, mintage, speciecoins collectively.
~ changecoins of small denomination regarded collectively.; "he had a pocketful of change"
~ bawbeean old Scottish coin of little value.
~ bezant, bezzant, byzant, solidusa gold coin of the Byzantine Empire; widely circulated in Europe in the Middle Ages.
~ denierany of various former European coins of different denominations.
~ ducatformerly a gold coin of various European countries.
~ realan old small silver Spanish coin.
~ piece of eightan old silver Spanish coin; worth 8 reales.
~ shillingan English coin worth one twentieth of a pound.
~ crownan English coin worth 5 shillings.
~ half crownan English coin worth half a crown.
~ dimea United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar.
~ nickela United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar.
~ quartera United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar.; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
~ fifty-cent piece, half dollara United States coin worth half of a dollar.
~ ha'penny, halfpennyan English coin worth half a penny.
~ cent, centime, pennya coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit.
~ sluga counterfeit coin.
~ tenpencea decimal coin worth ten pennies.
~ tuppence, twopencea former United Kingdom silver coin; United Kingdom bronze decimal coin worth two pennies.
~ threepenceformer cupronickel coin of the United Kingdom equal to three pennies.
~ fourpence, groata former English silver coin worth four pennies.
~ fivepencea coin worth five cents.
~ sixpence, tannera small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970.
~ eightpencea coin worth eight pennies.
~ ninepencea coin worth nine pennies.
~ dollara United States coin worth one dollar.; "the dollar coin has never been popular in the United States"
~ double eaglea former gold coin in the United States worth 20 dollars.
~ eaglea former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars.
~ half eaglea former gold coin in United States worth 5 dollars.
~ guineaa former British gold coin worth 21 shillings.
~ farthinga former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny.
~ doubloona former Spanish gold coin.
~ louis d'ora former French gold coin.
~ medallionany of various large ancient Greek coins.
~ staterany of the various silver or gold coins of ancient Greece.
~ soua former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money.; "he hasn't a sou to his name"
~ maundy moneyspecially minted silver coins that are distributed by the British sovereign on Maundy Thursday.
v. (creation)2. coinmake up.; "coin phrases or words"
~ create verballycreate with or from words.
~ sloganeercoin new slogans.
v. (creation)3. coin, mint, strikeform by stamping, punching, or printing.; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"
~ create from raw material, create from raw stuffmake from scratch.