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Types of change
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Types of change
to change something to suit different conditions or uses
Many software companies have adapted popular programs to the new operating system.
to change something, usually slightly, or to cause the characteristics of something to change
We've had to alter some of our plans.
to change the size of clothes so that they fit better
I took the coat back to the shop to have it altered.
to change the words of a text, typically a law or a legal document
In line 20, 'men' should be amended (= changed) to 'people'.
to (cause something or someone to) change in form, character, or opinion
Could we convert the small bedroom into a second bathroom? What's the formula for converting pounds into kilos? He converted to (= started believing in) Catholicism when he got married. I used not to like exercise, but my sister has converted me (to it).
to (cause something to) grow or change into a more advanced, larger or stronger form
It became clear that he wasn't developing like all the other little boys. The fear is that these minor clashes may develop into all-out confrontation.
to change or vary, especially continuously and between one level or thing and another
To change into a completely different type or form
to change completely the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that they are improved
The reorganization will transform the British entertainment industry.
to change something such as a plan, opinion, law or way of behaviour slightly, usually to improve it or make it more acceptable
Instead of simply punishing them, the system encourages offenders to modify their behaviour.
to develop new physical characteristics because of a permanent change in the genes
to change from one thing or type of thing into another
Jon has mutated from an awkward teenager into a sophisticated young man.
to develop gradually, or to cause something or someone to develop gradually
Humans evolved from apes. The company has evolved over the years into a multi-million dollar organization.
to look at or consider again an idea, piece of writing, etc. in order to correct or improve it
His publishers made him revise his manuscript three times
"WITH BODY PARTS"
to provide with weapons
to push rudely in ordeer to gain space
to look at someone or something with interest
I could see her eyeing my lunch. She eyed me warily.
to deal with sth.
to be in charge of a group or organization
She heads one of Britain's leading travel firms.
forming wordswith their lips without making any sound
It looks to me as if the singers are only mouthing the words
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