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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [cheynj]
    • /tʃeɪndʒ/
    • /tʃeɪndʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [cheynj]
    • /tʃeɪndʒ/

Definitions of changes word

  • verb with object changes to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one's name; to change one's opinion; to change the course of history. 1
  • verb with object changes to transform or convert (usually followed by into): The witch changed the prince into a toad. 1
  • verb with object changes to substitute another or others for; exchange for something else, usually of the same kind: She changed her shoes when she got home from the office. 1
  • verb with object changes to give and take reciprocally; interchange: to change places with someone. 1
  • verb with object changes to transfer from one (conveyance) to another: You'll have to change planes in Chicago. 1
  • verb with object changes to give or get an equivalent amount of money in lower denominations in exchange for: to change a five-dollar bill. 1

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Origin of changes

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; (v.) Middle English cha(u)ngen < Anglo-French, Old French changer < Late Latin cambiāre, Latin cambīre to exchange; (noun) Middle English cha(u)nge < Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of the v.

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Changes


changes popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

changes usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for changes

noun changes

  • vicissitudes — a change or variation occurring in the course of something.
  • vagaries — an unpredictable or erratic action, occurrence, course, or instance: the vagaries of weather; the vagaries of the economic scene.
  • ups and downs — good and bad experiences

Antonyms for changes

noun changes

  • agreements — Plural form of agreement.
  • similarities — the state of being similar; likeness; resemblance.

verb changes

  • stays — (of a ship) to change to the other tack.
  • keeps — to hold or retain in one's possession; hold as one's own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change.
  • ruinsruins, the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or that is in disrepair or a state of decay: We visited the ruins of ancient Greece.
  • holds — to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child's hand in his.

Top questions with changes

  • what is climate changes?
  • what is climatic changes?
  • what is a chemical changes?
  • what are the changes of getting pregnant?

See also

Matching words

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