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Synonyms for shift

Synonyms for (noun) shift

Synonyms: switch, switching, shift Definition: the act of changing one thing or position for another Usage: his switch on abortion cost him the election

Similar words: change Definition: the action of changing something Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election

Synonyms: shift, shifting Definition: the act of moving from one place to another Usage: his constant shifting disrupted the class

Similar words: motion, move, movement Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path

Synonyms: chemise, shift, sack Definition: a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

Similar words: dress, frock Definition: a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

Synonyms: shift, shimmy, slip, chemise, teddy Definition: a woman's sleeveless undergarment

Similar words: undergarment, unmentionable Definition: a garment worn under other garments

Synonyms: shift, shift key Definition: the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters

Similar words: key Definition: a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed

Synonyms: shift, transformation, transmutation Definition: a qualitative change

Similar words: change, modification, alteration Definition: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another Usage: the change was intended to increase sales; this storm is certainly a change for the worse; the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago

Synonyms: displacement, shift Definition: an event in which something is displaced without rotation

Similar words: translation Definition: a uniform movement without rotation

Synonyms: shift Definition: a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time

Similar words: crew, gang, work party Definition: an organized group of workmen

Synonyms: fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, break, shift Definition: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other Usage: they built it right over a geological fault; he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

Similar words: crack, crevice, scissure, cleft, fissure Definition: a long narrow opening

Synonyms: shift, work shift, duty period Definition: the time period during which you are at work

Similar words: hours Definition: a period of time assigned for work Usage: they work long hours

Synonyms for (verb) shift

Synonyms: change over, shift, switch Definition: make a shift in or exchange of Usage: First Joe led; then we switched

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: shift Definition: move and exchange for another Usage: shift the date for our class reunion

Similar words: exchange, replace, interchange, substitute Definition: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items Usage: the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt; substitute regular milk with fat-free milk; synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

Synonyms: shift Definition: change gears Usage: you have to shift when you go down a steep hill

Similar words: switch, change, shift Definition: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another Usage: switch to a different brand of beer; She switched psychiatrists; The car changed lanes

Synonyms: shift Definition: move from one setting or context to another Usage: shift the emphasis; shift one's attention

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: shift Definition: change in quality Usage: His tone shifted

Similar words: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: shift Definition: change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change Usage: Grimm showed how the consonants shifted

Similar words: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: shift Definition: use a shift key on a keyboard Usage: She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case

Similar words: type, typewrite Definition: write by means of a keyboard with types Usage: type the acceptance letter, please

Synonyms: shift, lurch, pitch Definition: move abruptly Usage: The ship suddenly lurched to the left

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: shift, reposition, dislodge Definition: change place or direction Usage: Shift one's position

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: careen, tilt, shift, wobble Definition: move sideways or in an unsteady way Usage: The ship careened out of control

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: budge, shift, stir, agitate Definition: move very slightly Usage: He shifted in his seat

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: shift, transfer Definition: move around Usage: transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant