change state


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Verb1.change state - undergo a transformation or a change of position or actionchange state - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
come alive, awake, awaken, arouse, wake, wake up, waken - stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
zonk out, pass out, black out - lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
resuscitate, come to, revive - return to consciousness; "The patient came to quickly"; "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"
tense up, tense - become tense, nervous, or uneasy; "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"
relax, decompress, unwind, loosen up, slow down, unbend - become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
gain, put on - increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
apparel, clothe, enclothe, garb, garment, raiment, tog, habilitate, fit out, dress - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"
cross-fertilise, cross-fertilize - undergo cross-fertilization; become fertile
conceive - become pregnant; undergo conception; "She cannot conceive"; "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
grow, turn - pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
secularise, secularize - make secular and draw away from a religious orientation; "Ataturk secularized Turkey"
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; "fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favor"; "Fall in love"; "fall asleep"; "fall prey to an imposter"; "fall into a strange way of thinking"; "she fell to pieces after she lost her work"
become, get, go - enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!"
decline, worsen - grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
disengage - become free; "in neutral, the gears disengage"
overgrow - become overgrown; "The patio overgrew with ivy"
concentrate - make denser, stronger, or purer; "concentrate juice"
break - crack; of the male voice in puberty; "his voice is breaking--he should no longer sing in the choir"
acetify, acidify - turn acidic; "the solution acetified"
alkalify, alkalise, alkalize, basify - turn basic and less acidic; "the solution alkalized"
ionise, ionize - convert into ions
ossify - become bony; "The tissue ossified"
catalyse, catalyze - change by catalysis or cause to catalyze
get worse, relapse - deteriorate in health; "he relapsed"
fluctuate - be unstable; "The stock market fluctuates"
break loose, burst forth, explode - be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise; "His anger exploded"
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
be born - come into existence through birth; "She was born on a farm"
cloud over - become overcast; "the sky clouded over"
carbonise, carbonize - turn into carbon, as by burning; "carbonize coal"
cool, cool down, chill - loose heat; "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
heat up, hot up, heat - gain heat or get hot; "The room heated up quickly"
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Last session a bill that would change state law to allow Tesla sales in the state was approved in the House committee on Business and Industry, but it did not receive a vote in the Texas House.
Department of Energy & Climate Change State Parliamentary Under Secretary Baroness Verma said: "Today marks an important milestone in the long term environmental restoration programme for the first generation of nuclear sites in the UK.
Glickman is seeking to change state policy banning guns on the Manchester Community College campus, even for police.
The proposal from Dolphins CEO Mike Dee wants to change state law to allow hotel taxes from tourists in Broward County to be spent in Miami-Dade to renovate Sun Life Stadium, where his team plays, just over the county line.
Patrick said he will support a proposal to change state law to allow an interim gubernatorial appointment of a replacement until a special election is held in about five months to elect a permanent successor.
The Los Angeles Unified School District board balked Tuesday at trying to change state law to make it easier to fire teachers, instead appointing a committee to study the issue.
THE Queen has no plans to change state prayers to include the Duchess of Cornwall, Buckingham Palace said yesterday.
EADS, a European aerospace group, has said that it is willing to change state funding for Airbus if the US changes its way of supporting Boeing.
At least 24 attempts over the past three decades to change state law have failed.
What we are seeing at the Board of Health is an attempt by the Governor and his staff to change state laws to be consistent with his decision.
With a keen sense of nature's ephemerality, she has produced a large number of works that seem to capture materials, living or dead, right at the moment before they change state or disappear.