What is the pronunciation of change?
English definition of “change”
A1 [T] to exchange one thing for another thing, especially of a similar type: She's just changed jobs. Let's change the subject (= talk about something different).ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently A2 [I or T] to make or become different: I almost didn't recognize her - she'd changed so much. That was 20 years ago and things have changed since then. Nothing changes, does it - I've been away two years and the office still looks exactly the same. People have changed their diets a lot over the past few years. I'm going to change my hairstyle.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently B1 [I or T] to take something you have bought back to a shop and exchange it for something else: I had to change those trousers I bought for (= take them back to the shop in order to get) a bigger pair.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently change your mind B1 to form a new opinion or make a new decision about something that is different from your old one: If you change your mind about coming tonight, just give me a call. When I first met him I didn't like him but I've changed my mind.Changing your mind change for the better › to improve: Her attitude has definitely changed for the better since she started this new job.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequentlyBecoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing change places › to be in someone else's situation: I wouldn't change places with him for the world!Replacing and exchanging change your ways › to improve the bad parts of your behaviour: If he wants to carry on living here, he's going to have to change his ways and learn to be a bit less messy.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
› [I or T] (US usually shift) to put a vehicle into a different gear, usually in order to change the speed at which it is moving: to change gear I changed into fourth (gear).UK Change down to go round the corner.Driving and operating road vehicles