Definition of Change state

1. Verb. Undergo a transformation or a change of position or action. "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

Exact synonyms: Turn
Specialized synonyms: Arouse, Awake, Awaken, Come Alive, Wake, Wake Up, Waken, Black Out, Pass Out, Zonk Out, Come To, Resuscitate, Revive, Tense, Tense Up, Decompress, Loosen Up, Relax, Slow Down, Unbend, Unwind, Lose Weight, Melt Off, Reduce, Slenderize, Slim, Slim Down, Thin, Gain, Put On, Apparel, Clothe, Dress, Enclothe, Fit Out, Garb, Garment, Habilitate, Raiment, Tog, Cross-fertilise, Cross-fertilize, Conceive, Secularise, Secularize, Citrate, Equilibrate, Fall, Become, Get, Go, Decline, Worsen, Ameliorate, Better, Improve, Meliorate, Disengage, Overgrow, Concentrate, Break, Acetify, Acidify, Alkalify, Alkalise, Alkalize, Basify, Ionise, Ionize, Ossify, Catalyse, Catalyze, Get Worse, Relapse, Fluctuate, Break Loose, Burst Forth, Explode, Buy The Farm, Cash In One's Chips, Choke, Conk, Croak, Decease, Die, Drop Dead, Exit, Expire, Give-up The Ghost, Go, Kick The Bucket, Pass, Pass Away, Perish, Pop Off, Snuff It, Be Born, Cloud Over, Carbonise, Carbonize, Chill, Cool, Cool Down, Heat, Heat Up, Hot Up, Carbonise, Carbonize, Carburise, Carburize, Freeze, Boil, Burn, Combust, Emaciate, Frenchify, Thin, Inspissate, Thicken, Solvate, React, Dissolve, Fade Away, Fade Out, Discharge, Empty, Fill, Fill Up, Homogenise, Homogenize, Homogenise, Homogenize, Clabber, Clot, Curdle, Clot, Coagulate, Ferment, Sour, Turn, Work, Integrate, Precipitate, Calcify, Coke, Carnify, Chondrify, Emulsify, Denitrify, Esterify, Etherify, Thrombose, Open, Open Up, Close, Shut, Sorb, Take Up, Calm, Calm Down, Chill Out, Cool It, Cool Off, Settle Down, Simmer Down, Flourish, Fly High, Prosper, Thrive, Emancipate, Liberate, Get Into, Tangle With, Liquefy, Catch Fire, Combust, Conflagrate, Erupt, Ignite, Take Fire
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Grow, Turn, Become, Turn
Derivative terms: Turn, Turning
Also: Turn Around, Turn Off

Lexicographical Neighbors of Change State

change of mind
change of shape
change of state
change of tack
change of venue
change one's mind
change one's tune
change order
change orders
change over
change places
change posture
change ringing
change shape
change someone's mind
change state (current term)
change surface
change taste
change up

Literary usage of Change state

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1895)
"... it was held no abuse of discretion to refuse the change. State i'. Dent, 41 La. Ann. 1082. To entitle the accused to a change on the ground of public ..."

2. Acts Passed at the ... Session of the General Assembly for the Commonwealth by Kentucky (1861)
"AN ACT to authorize the Calloway county court to change State road. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky : That the ..."

3. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1896)
"... jurors impaneled, and the court held that the judgment ought not to be set aside because of the refusal to grant the change. State v. Rhea, 25 Kan. 576. ..."

4. Hand-books of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy by Dionysius Lardner (1859)
"Inertia is inability to change state of rest or motion.—At any given moment of time a body, mechanically considered, must be in one or other of two states, ..."

5. Foster Care: Implementation of the Multiethnic Placement Act Poses Difficult by David D. Bellis (1999)
"As a result of the act, HHS and some states needed to change their foster care and adoption policies. Some states also needed to change state law and the ..."

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