change collocations and examples

 UK /tʃeɪndʒ/

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the situation of becoming or being made different

Adjectives frequently used with change
big or important: dramatic, drastic, far-reaching, fundamental, lasting, major, profound, radical, significant, substantial, sweepingThe population problem is going to be difficult to solve, and will involve a major change in social thinking.small: minor, slight, small, subtleThere was a subtle change in the gradual, rapid, suddenAfter the war the shipping industry experienced a rapid change.types of change: behavioural, climatic, constitutional, cultural, demographic, environmental, legislative, social, structural, technologicalThe behavioural changes that occur in people with Huntington’s disease are often very distressing.
Nouns frequently used before change
career, climate, culture, lifestyle, mood, name, policy, regime, temperatureLifestyle changes can help reduce the severity of the illness.
Verbs frequently used with change
suggest a change: proposeThey proposed changes to the school curriculum.make a change happen: bring about, cause, effect, implement, initiate, introduce, makeWe’ve made changes to the way we present information.experience a change: experience, undergoThe website has undergone radical changes in the last year.not want a change: resistIt was inevitable that the policy would be criticized by conservatives within the party who perpetually resist change.want a change: embrace, welcomeThe catering staff have embraced the a sign of change: heraldThis new initiative heralds a major change in hospital funding.
Verbs that frequently follow change
happen: happen, occur, result from something, take placeMajor changes resulted from the feedback process.By 1900 many social changes had also taken place.have as a result: result in somethingRecent changes have resulted in a marked increase in production.
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