change state

Definitions of change state
  1. verb
    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
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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, wax
    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
    accessorize
    provide with small, decorative articles of clothing, jewelry, etc.
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
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