HyperDic: change_state

English > 1 sense of the expression change state:
VERBchangechange state, turnundergo a transformation or a change of position or action
English > change state: 1 sense > verb 1, change
MeaningUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymturn
NarrowerFrenchifyBecome French in appearance or character
acidify, acetifyTurn acidic
alkalize, alkalise, alkalify, basifyTurn basic and less acidic
be bornCome into existence through birth
become, go, getEnter or assume a certain state or condition
better, improve, ameliorate, meliorateGet better
boilCome to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor
breakcrack
burn, combustUndergo combustion
calcifyTurn into lime
calm, calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool itBecome quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
carbonize, carboniseTurn into carbon, as by burning
carbonize, carbonise, carburize, carburiseUnite with carbon
carnifyBecome muscular or fleshy
catalyze, catalysechange by catalysis or cause to catalyze
chondrifyTurn into cartilage
citrateCause to form a salt or ester of citric acid
close, shutBecome closed
clot, coagulatechange from a liquid / liquid to a thickened or solid state
cloud overBecome overcast
cokeBecome coke
come to, revive, resuscitateReturn to consciousness
conceiveBecome pregnant
concentrateMake denser, stronger, or purer
cool, chill, cool downLoose heat
cross-fertilize, cross-fertiliseUndergo cross-fertilization
curdle, clabber, clotTurn into curds
denitrifyRemove nitrogen from
die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff itPass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain / sustain life
disengageBecome free
dissolve, fade out, fade awayBecome weaker
dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparelProvide with clothes or put clothes on
emaciateGrow weak and thin or waste away physically
emancipate, liberateGive equal rights to
empty, dischargeBecome empty or void of its content
emulsifyform into or become an emulsion
equilibrateBring to a chemical stasis or equilibrium
erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagratestart to burn or burst into flames
esterifychange (a compound) into an ester
etherifychange into an ether
explode, burst forth, break looseBe unleashed
fallPass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
fill, fill upBecome full
fluctuateBe unstable / unstable
freezechange to ice
gain, put onincrease (one's body weight)
get into, tangle withGet involved in or with
get worse, relapsedeteriorate in health
heat, hot up, heat upgain heat or get hot
homogenize, homogeniseBecome homogeneous or similar, as by mixing
homogenize, homogeniseBreak up the fat globules of
integrateBecome one
ionize, ioniseconvert into ions
liquefyBecome liquid
open, open upBecome open
ossifyBecome bony
overgrowBecome overgrown
precipitateseparate as a fine suspension of solid particles
reactUndergo a chemical reaction
reduce, melt off, slim, slenderize, thin, slim downTake off weight
relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow downBecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
secularize, secularisemake secular and draw away from a religious orientation
solvateUndergo solvation or convert into a solvate
sorb, take uptake up a liquid / liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
sour, turn, ferment, workGo sour / sour or spoil
tense, tense upBecome tense, nervous, or uneasy
thicken, inspissateBecome thick or thicker
thinLose thickness
thrive, prosper, fly high, flourishMake steady progress
thromboseBecome blocked by a thrombus
wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, wakenstop sleeping
worsen, declineGrow worse
zonk out, pass out, black outLose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar tobecome, turnUndergo a change or development
turn, growPass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute
Spanishconvertirse, girar, rotar, transformarse
Catalanconvertir-se, girar, rotar, transformar-se

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