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English verb: change state

1. change state (change) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action


SamplesWe turned from Socialism to Capitalism.
The people turned against the President when he stole the election.


Synonymsturn


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)acetify, acidify, alkalify, alkalise, alkalize, ameliorate, apparel, arouse, awake, awaken, basify, be born, become, better, black out, boil, break, break loose, burn, burst forth, buy the farm, calcify, calm, calm down, carbonise, carbonise, carbonize, carbonize, carburise, carburize, carnify, cash in one's chips, catalyse, catalyze, catch fire, chill, chill out, choke, chondrify, citrate, clabber, close, clot, clot, clothe, cloud over, coagulate, coke, combust, combust, come alive, come to, conceive, concentrate, conflagrate, conk, cool, cool down, cool it, cool off, croak, cross-fertilise, cross-fertilize, curdle, decease, decline, decompress, denitrify, die, discharge, disengage, dissolve, dress, drop dead, emaciate, emancipate, empty, emulsify, enclothe, equilibrate, erupt, esterify, etherify, exit, expire, explode, fade away, fade out, fall, ferment, fill, fill up, fit out, flourish, fluctuate, fly high, freeze, Frenchify, gain, garb, garment, get, get into, get worse, give-up the ghost, go, go, habilitate, heat, heat up, homogenise, homogenise, homogenize, homogenize, hot up, ignite, improve, inspissate, integrate, ionise, ionize, kick the bucket, liberate, liquefy, loosen up, lose weight, meliorate, melt off, open, open up, ossify, overgrow, pass, pass away, pass out, perish, pop off, precipitate, prosper, put on, raiment, react, reduce, relapse, relax, resuscitate, revive, secularise, secularize, settle down, shut, simmer down, slenderize, slim, slim down, slow down, snuff it, solvate, sorb, sour, take fire, take up, tangle with, tense, tense up, thicken, thin, thin, thrive, thrombose, tog, turn, unbend, unwind, wake, wake up, waken, work, worsen, zonk out


Verb groupbecome, grow, turn, turn









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