change state

Definitions of change state
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v undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Synonyms:
turn
grow, turn
pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
become, turn
undergo a change or development
Types:
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arouse, awake, awaken, come alive, wake, wake up, waken
stop sleeping
black out, pass out, zonk out
lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
come to, resuscitate, revive
return to consciousness
tense, tense up
become tense, nervous, or uneasy
decompress, loosen up, relax, slow down, unbend, unwind
become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
lose weight, melt off, reduce, slenderize, slim, slim down, thin
take off weight
gain, put on
increase (one's body weight)
apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog
provide with clothes or put clothes on
cross-fertilise, cross-fertilize
undergo cross-fertilization; become fertile
conceive
become pregnant; undergo conception
secularise, secularize
make secular and draw away from a religious orientation
citrate
cause to form a salt or ester of citric acid
equilibrate
bring to a chemical stasis or equilibrium
fall
pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
become, get, go
enter or assume a certain state or condition
decline, worsen
grow worse
ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate
get better
disengage
become free
overgrow
become overgrown
concentrate
make denser, stronger, or purer
break
crack; of the male voice in puberty
acetify, acidify
turn acidic
alkalify, alkalise, alkalize, basify
turn basic and less acidic
ionise, ionize
convert into ions
ossify
become bony
catalyse, catalyze
change by catalysis or cause to catalyze
get worse, relapse
deteriorate in health
fluctuate
be unstable
break loose, burst forth, explode
be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise
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
pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
be born
come into existence through birth
cloud over
become overcast
carbonise, carbonize
turn into carbon, as by burning
chill, cool, cool down
loose heat
heat, heat up, hot up
gain heat or get hot
carbonise, carbonize, carburise, carburize
unite with carbon
freeze
change to ice
boil
come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor
burn, combust
undergo combustion
emaciate
grow weak and thin or waste away physically
Frenchify
become French in appearance or character
thin
lose thickness; become thin or thinner
inspissate, thicken
become thick or thicker
solvate
undergo solvation or convert into a solvate
react
undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions
dissolve, fade away, fade out
become weaker
discharge, empty
become empty or void of its content
fill, fill up
become full
homogenise, homogenize
become homogeneous or similar, as by mixing
homogenise, homogenize
break up the fat globules of
clabber, clot, curdle
turn into curds
clot, coagulate
change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
ferment, sour, turn, work
go sour or spoil
integrate
become one; become integrated
precipitate
separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
calcify
turn into lime; become calcified
coke
become coke
carnify
become muscular or fleshy
chondrify
turn into cartilage
emulsify
form into or become an emulsion
denitrify
remove nitrogen from
esterify
change (a compound) into an ester
etherify
change into an ether
thrombose
become blocked by a thrombus
open, open up
become open
close, shut
become closed
sorb, take up
take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
calm, calm down, chill out, cool it, cool off, settle down, simmer down
become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
flourish, fly high, prosper, thrive
make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
emancipate, liberate
give equal rights to; of women and minorities
get into, tangle with
get involved in or with
liquefy
become liquid
catch fire, combust, conflagrate, erupt, ignite, take fire
start to burn or burst into flames
conk, faint, pass out, swoon
pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
vege out, vegetate
engage in passive relaxation
sit back, take it easy
settle into a comfortable sitting position
prim, prim out, prim up
dress primly
sweat off
lose weight by sweating
fill out, flesh out, round
become round, plump, or shapely
cover, wrap up
clothe, as if for protection from the elements
jacket
put a jacket on
frock
put a frock on
shirt
put a shirt on
habit
put a habit on
vesture
provide or cover with a cloak
overclothe, overdress
dress too warmly
underdress
dress without sufficient warmth
corset
dress with a corset
shoe
furnish with shoes
coat
cover or provide with a coat
costume, dress up
dress in a costume
robe, vest
clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
abort
cease development, die, and be aborted
hatch
emerge from the eggs
inflame
become inflamed; get sore
superfetate
conceive when a fetus is already present in the uterus
come down, sicken
get sick
degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop
grow worse
convalesce, recover, recuperate
get over an illness or shock
heal
get healthy again
gown
dress in a gown
pack on
gain (weight)
drop
fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death
fall in love
begin to experience feelings of love towards
sober, sober up
become sober after excessive alcohol consumption
sober, sober up
become more realistic
work
arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
reform, see the light, straighten out
change for the better
surge
see one's performance improve
deprive, impoverish
take away
fail
get worse
tumble
suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
drop away, drop off, fall away, slip
get worse
suffer
get worse
lose, suffer
be set at a disadvantage
pick up, turn around
improve significantly; go from bad to good
unlock
become unlocked
regress, retrograde, retrogress
get worse or fall back to a previous condition
bounce back, get over, get well
improve in health
heal, mend
heal or recover
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate
be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
buy it, pip out
be killed or die;
drown
die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating
fall
be born, used chiefly of lambs
predecease
die before; die earlier than
come into being, come to life
be born or come into existence
merge, unify, unite
become one
overheat
get excessively and undesirably hot
glaciate
become frozen and covered with glaciers
boil over, overboil
overflow or cause to overflow while boiling
burn down, burn up, go up
burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire
smolder, smoulder
burn slowly and without a flame
curdle
turn from a liquid to a solid mass
flow away, flow off
flow off or away gradually
water
fill with tears
flood
become filled to overflowing
rack up
supply a rack with feed for (horses or other animals)
lysogenize
become integrated into the genome of (a bacterium)
fructify
become productive or fruitful
take effect
go into effect or become effective or operative
bromate, brominate
react with bromine
declutch
disengage the clutch of a car
run
change from one state to another
take
be seized or affected in a specified way
break
come into being
settle
become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
turn down
take a downward direction
scorch, sear, singe
become superficially burned
upgrade
get better travel conditions
deflagrate
burn with great heat and intense light
famish, starve
die of food deprivation
unfasten
become undone or untied
fly open
come open suddenly
absorb
become imbued
adsorb
accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface
chemisorb
take up a substance by chemisorption
fall
die, as in battle or in a hunt
succumb, yield
be fatally overwhelmed
reincarnate, transmigrate
be born anew in another body after death
fry
be excessively hot
flame
be in flames or aflame
blow out
erupt in an uncontrolled manner
catch
start burning
light up
start to burn with a bright flame
blaze up, burn up, flame up, flare
burn brightly
blaze
burn brightly and intensely
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

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