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noun 
  1. the process of becoming different. (Countable)
  2. small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination. (Uncountable)
Can I get for this $100 bill please?
  1. a replacement, e.g. a change of clothes (Countable)
  2. (baseball) a change-up pitch
  3. money given back when a customer hands over more than the exact price of an item. For example, a customer who uses a 10-pound note to pay for a £9 item receives one pound in change.
Translations: 
verb (chang, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To become something different.
The tadpole changed into a frog.
Stock prices are constantly changing.
  1. (rfd-redundant, combine into normal trans/intrans definition line.) (transitive, ergative) To make something into something different.
The fairy changed the frog into a prince.
I had to the wording of the ad so it would fit.
  1. (transitive) To replace.
Ask the janitor to come and the lightbulb.
After a brisk walk, I washed up and changed my shirt.
  1. (intransitive) To replace one's clothing.
You can't go into the dressing room while she's changing.
The clowns changed into their costumes before the circus started.
  1. (rfd-redundant) (figurative) To undergo a significant philosophical adjustment.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: verwisselen, vervangen
  • French: remplacer
  • German: wechseln, auswechseln
  • Italian: cambiare
  • Spanish: cambiar, demudar
Etymology: Via from , compare French changer, from cambÄre (to exchange, barter). Used in English since the 13th Century.


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