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If our moral attitudes are entirely the result of nonrational factors, such as gut feelings and the absorption of cultural norms, they should either be stable or randomly drift over time, like skirt lengths or the widths of ties. They shouldn't show systematic change over human history. But they do.
Paul Bloom

Meaning of "change" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHANGE

From Old French changier, from Latin cambīre to exchange, barter.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHANGE

change  [tʃeɪndʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHANGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Change is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb change in English.

WHAT DOES CHANGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of change in the English dictionary

The first definition of change in the dictionary is to make or become different; alter. Other definition of change is to replace with or exchange for another. Change is also sometimes foll by to or into to transform or convert or be transformed or converted.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CHANGE

PRESENT

Present
I change
you change
he/she/it changes
we change
you change
they change
Present continuous
I am changing
you are changing
he/she/it is changing
we are changing
you are changing
they are changing
Present perfect
I have changed
you have changed
he/she/it has changed
we have changed
you have changed
they have changed
Present perfect continuous
I have been changing
you have been changing
he/she/it has been changing
we have been changing
you have been changing
they have been changing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I changed
you changed
he/she/it changed
we changed
you changed
they changed
Past continuous
I was changing
you were changing
he/she/it was changing
we were changing
you were changing
they were changing
Past perfect
I had changed
you had changed
he/she/it had changed
we had changed
you had changed
they had changed
Past perfect continuous
I had been changing
you had been changing
he/she/it had been changing
we had been changing
you had been changing
they had been changing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will change
you will change
he/she/it will change
we will change
you will change
they will change
Future continuous
I will be changing
you will be changing
he/she/it will be changing
we will be changing
you will be changing
they will be changing
Future perfect
I will have changed
you will have changed
he/she/it will have changed
we will have changed
you will have changed
they will have changed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been changing
you will have been changing
he/she/it will have been changing
we will have been changing
you will have been changing
they will have been changing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would change
you would change
he/she/it would change
we would change
you would change
they would change
Conditional continuous
I would be changing
you would be changing
he/she/it would be changing
we would be changing
you would be changing
they would be changing
Conditional perfect
I would have change
you would have change
he/she/it would have change
we would have change
you would have change
they would have change
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been changing
you would have been changing
he/she/it would have been changing
we would have been changing
you would have been changing
they would have been changing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you change
we let´s change
you change
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to change
Past participle
changed
Present Participle
changing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHANGE


arrange
əˈreɪndʒ
challenge
ˈtʃælɪndʒ
counterchange
ˌkaʊntəˈtʃeɪndʒ
dinge
dɪndʒ
downrange
ˈdaʊnˈreɪndʒ
exchange
ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ
fringe
frɪndʒ
grange
ɡreɪndʒ
hinge
hɪndʒ
interchange
ˌɪntəˈtʃeɪndʒ
mange
meɪndʒ
mid-range
ˈmɪdreɪndʒ
orange
ˈɒrɪndʒ
part-exchange
ˌpɑːtɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ
range
reɪndʒ
re-change
riːˈtʃeɪndʒ
rearrange
ˌriːəˈreɪndʒ
strange
streɪndʒ
syringe
ˈsɪrɪndʒ
top-of-the-range
ˌtɒpəvðəˈreɪndʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHANGE

change down
change face
change feet
change front
change hands
change machine
change management
change of heart
change of life
change of venue
change one´s mind
change one´s spots
change one´s tune
change point
change purse
change round
change the subject
change up
change-ringing

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHANGE

bill of exchange
bureaux de change
climate change
costume change
foreign exchange
information exchange
ion exchange
Lange
loose change
needle exchange
oil change
part exchange
private branch exchange
rate of exchange
regime change
sea change
sex change
short-change
small change
stock exchange
telephone exchange

Synonyms and antonyms of change in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHANGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «change» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of change

Translation of «change» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHANGE

Find out the translation of change to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of change from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «change» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

变化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cambio
570 millions of speakers

English

change
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परिवर्तन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تغيير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

изменение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mudança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিবর্তন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

changement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

ubah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Änderung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

変化
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

변화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ganti
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thay đổi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாற்றம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बदल करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

değişiklik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cambiamento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zmiana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зміна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

schimbare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλλαγή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verandering
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förändring
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

endring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of change

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHANGE»

The term «change» is very widely used and occupies the 679 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHANGE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about change

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHANGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word change.
1
Gordon W. Allport
Personality is less a finished product than a transitive process. While it has some stable features, it is at the same time continually undergoing change.
2
Gordon W. Allport
Scarcely anyone ever wants to be anybody else. However handicapped or unhappy he feels himself, he would not change places with other more fortunate mortals.
3
Jack Antonoff
What sets 'Some Nights' apart from anything we've ever done is the hip-hop influence. Not so much the actual sound of hip-hop, but more the vibrato and the artistry that comes with it. Right now, the artists that seem to be pushing to be the greatest artists and are trying to change the world are hip-hop artists.
4
Francis Arinze
The Catholic faith never changes. But the language and mode of manifesting this one faith can change according to peoples, times and places.
5
Joe Arpaio
Everything I did in the jails - chain gangs, everything - I haven't changed the policy. I did it, I stand by it, and I'm not going to change.
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Troy Baker
Definitely when you get handed roles like Joel in 'The Last of Us,' that's something that will change your life, and I learned so much from that role.
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Julian Barbour
My ideas about time all developed from the realization that if nothing were to change we could not say that time passes. change is primary, time, if it exists at all, is something we deduce from it.
8
Kim Basinger
My hand still shakes when I sign autographs. I still go and sit in the movies like everyone else and look up there and go 'God! Movie stars! Wow!' And I'm in this business. I walk out there just fascinated, and I always want to stay like that. I'm just a little kid going to these movies, and I don't ever want to change.
9
Hugo Black
The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
10
Paul Bloom
If our moral attitudes are entirely the result of nonrational factors, such as gut feelings and the absorption of cultural norms, they should either be stable or randomly drift over time, like skirt lengths or the widths of ties. They shouldn't show systematic change over human history. But they do.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHANGE»

Discover the use of change in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to change and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Change Book: Fifty models to explain how things happen
How can our government act against threats before they happen? This book is about change - from the small and seemingly insignificant transitions in our day-to-day lives, to the big and almost incomprehensible shifts in human history.
Mikael Krogerus, Roman Tschäppeler, 2013
2
Leading Change
Describes the key qualities managers must have to make their companies stronger in a changing market, and discusses the most common mistakes managers make in trying to change their companies
John P. Kotter, 1996
3
Massive change
Includes transcripts of interviews with: Philip Ball, Janine Benyus, Stewart Brand, Stephen Browne, Carol Burns, James Der Derian, Bill Drayton, Gwynne Dyer, Freeman Dyson, Ian Foster, Felice Frankel, Robert Freling, Ashok Gadgil, Catherine ...
Bruce Mau, Jennifer Leonard, Institute without Boundaries, 2004
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Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation
This book introduces research methods that are specifically designed to support the development and evaluation of organizational process theories.
Marshall Scott Poole Department of Speech Communication Texas A & M University, Carlson School of Management University of Minnesota Andrew H. Van de Ven Department of Strategic Management and Organization, 2004
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Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the ...
In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs--along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations--combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change.
Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey, 2013
6
Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance
Explores the nature of institutions and institutional change.
Douglass C. North, 1990
7
Change Without Pain: How Managers Can Overcome Initiative ...
Abrahamson identifies five key elements that every company has—people, structures, culture, processes, and networks—and offers a broad toolkit of techniques for recombining, reusing, and redeploying these resources to achieve smoother, ...
Eric Abrahamson, 2004
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Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us about Creating ...
An easy-to-use psychology primer for anyone wanting to spread progressive social change. Developed so that non-profits, community organizers and others can make science-driven decisions in their advocacy work.
Nick Cooney, 2010
9
Climate Change and Small Island States: Power, Knowledge, ...
This book is the first to apply a critical approach to climate change science and policy processes in the South Pacific region.
Jon Barnett, John Campbell, 2010
10
How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power ...
The book will also update the stories of individual social entrepreneurs that appeared in the cloth edition.
David Bornstein, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHANGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term change is used in the context of the following news items.
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Here's The Most Lucrative Way to Fight Climate Change
Economists, politicians and scientists have long debated how (and whether) climate change can be addressed without slowing the world ... «TIME, Jul 15»
2
Ontario's climate change target doubted on eve of enviro summit
Ontario Climate Change Minister Glen Murray and Premier Kathleen Wynne exiting a Toronto subway station in 2014. Ontario gov't photo. «National Observer, Jul 15»
3
Vancouver mayor sole Canadian in municipal climate-change group …
The invitation comes in the wake of the Pope's unprecedented encyclical on climate change, released last month, which blamed climate ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
4
If You Want Organizational Change, Ask The Customer To Complain
Organizational change is always at the top of the C-suite agenda but if you're looking to improve operations across a number of areas where do ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
5
Edelman loses executives and clients over climate change stance
In the meantime, We Mean Business, a coalition of more than 100 companies advocating bold action on climate change, terminated a contract ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Dalai Lama discusses climate change at UC Irvine
The Dalai Lama spoke about climate change at the University of California, Irvine on Monday, which marks the spiritual leader's 80th birthday. «KABC-TV, Jul 15»
7
Can the next mayor help Londoners change London for themselves?
There may be scope for the capital's political leader to drive innovative community-based projects to make the city a better place, but what is the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Banks Promise No Lehman Moment By Relying On Unfinished …
The change was made by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, a trade organization consisting of large banks and their troves ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
9
Climate change is making Australian lizards change sex
Climate change affects animals in intense ways. Birds change their migratory patterns, polar bears have had to change their diets, and coral ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
10
Hillary Clinton calls for bankruptcy law change so Puerto Rico can …
Hillary Clinton speaks to residents at a campaign stop in Iowa City. Puerto Ricans represent the second-largest Hispanic voting bloc after ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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