Words Expressing Abstract Relations

Section VII.—Change

1°. Simple Change
  1. Difference at different times.
  2. Change (Substantives), alteration, mutation, permutation, variation, modification, modulation, mood, qualification, innovation, metastasis, metabolism, deviation, turn, inversion, reversion, reversal, eversion, subversion 162, bouleversement, upset, organic change, revolution 146, transit, transition.

    Transformation, transmutation, transfiguration, metamorphosis, transmigration, transubstantiation, transmogrification, metempsychosis, avatar.

    Vicissitude, flux, unrest 149.

    (Phrase). The wheel of fortune.

    (Verbs). To change, alter, vary, modify, modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with, edit, turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, swerve, warp, deviate, turn aside, turn topsy-turvy, upset, invert, reverse, introvert, subvert, evert, turn inside out.

    Form, fashion, mould, model, vamp, warp, work a change, superinduce, resume, disturb 61, innovate, reform, remodel, refound, new-model, modernise, revolutionise.

    Transform, transume, transmute, transfigure, transmogrify, metamorphose, to ring the changes, pass to, leap to, transfer.

    (Phrases). Nous avons changé tout cela; to take a turn; turn over a new leaf; to turn the corner.

    (Adjectives). Changed, altered, new-fangled, warped, etc.; metamorphic, metabolic, metastatic.

    (Adverbs). Mutatis mutandis; quantum mutatus! tempora mutantur.

  3. Change from action to rest.
  4. Cessation (Substantives), discontinuance, desistance, quiescence.

    Intermission, remission, suspension, interruption, suspense, stop, stoppage, pause, rest, lull, breathing - space, respite, truce, drop, interregnum, abeyance.

    Comma, colon, semicolon, period, etc.

    (Verbs). To discontinue, cease, desist, break off, leave off, hold, stop, pause, rest, drop, lay aside, give up, have done with, give over, shut down, knock-off, relinquish 624, surcease.

    (Phrases). To shut up shop; to stay one's hand.

    To come to a stand, or standstill, suspend, cut short, cast off, go out, be at an end; intromit, interrupt, suspend, intermit, remit; put an end or stop to.

    To pass away, go off, pass off, blow over, die away, wear away, wear off 122.

    (Phrase). Pass away like a shadow or cloud.

    (Interjections). Hold! hold on! stop! enough! avast! basta! have done! a truce to! stop it! drop it! cheese it! chuck it!

  5. Absence of change, see Stability 150, Quiescence 265.

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