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Synonyms for switch

Synonyms for (noun) switch

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: switch Definition: a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other

Similar words: basketball play Definition: a play executed by a basketball team

Synonyms: switch Definition: a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment

Similar words: instrument of punishment Definition: an instrument designed and used to punish a condemned person

Synonyms: switch, electric switch, electrical switch Definition: control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit

Similar words: control, controller Definition: a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine Usage: the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly; I turned the controls over to her

Synonyms: switch Definition: railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock

Similar words: railroad, railroad track, railway Definition: a line of track providing a runway for wheels Usage: he walked along the railroad track

Synonyms: switch Definition: hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure

Similar words: hairpiece, postiche, false hair Definition: a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment

Synonyms: transposition, substitution, switch, replacement, permutation Definition: an event in which one thing is substituted for another Usage: the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

Similar words: variation, fluctuation Definition: an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

Synonyms for (verb) switch

Synonyms: alternate, switch, tack, interchange, flip, flip-flop Definition: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Similar words: turn, change by reversal, reverse Definition: change to the contrary Usage: The trend was reversed; the tides turned against him; public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern

Synonyms: switch, switch over, exchange Definition: change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence

Similar words: turn, change by reversal, reverse Definition: change to the contrary Usage: The trend was reversed; the tides turned against him; public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern

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: switch Definition: flog with or as if with a flexible rod

Similar words: slash, welt, whip, lash, lather, strap, trounce, flog Definition: beat severely with a whip or rod Usage: The teacher often flogged the students; The children were severely trounced

Synonyms: throw, switch, flip Definition: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation Usage: switch on the light; throw the lever

Similar words: lock, mesh, operate, engage Definition: keep engaged Usage: engaged the gears

Synonyms: trade, switch, swop, swap Definition: exchange or give (something) in exchange for

Similar words: change, interchange, exchange Definition: give to, and receive from, one another Usage: Would you change places with me?; We have been exchanging letters for a year