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Swap vs. Change — What's the Difference?

Swap vs. Change — What's the Difference?

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Swap

Take part in an exchange of
We swapped phone numbers
I'd swap places with you any day
I was wondering if you'd like to swap with me
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Change

To cause to be different; alter
We decided to change the color of the walls. You can't change the rules in the middle of the game.
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Swap

An act of exchanging one thing for another
Let's do a swap
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Change

To give a completely different form or appearance to; transform
The new homeowners changed the yard into a garden.
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Swap

To trade one thing for another.
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Change

To give and receive reciprocally; interchange
Anne and I changed seats so that she could sit next to the aisle.
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Swap

To exchange (one thing) for another.
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Change

To exchange for or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
Change one's name.
A light that changes colors.
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Swap

An exchange of one thing for another.
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Change

To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch
Change methods.
Change sides.
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Swap

A contract in which two parties agree to exchange periodic interest payments, especially when one payment is at a fixed rate and the other varies according to the performance of a reference rate, such as the prime rate.
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Change

To transfer from (one conveyance) to another
In Chicago, we'll have to change planes.
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Swap

(transitive) To exchange or give (something) in an exchange (for something else).
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Change

To give or receive the equivalent of (money) in lower denominations or in foreign currency
This machine will change dollar bills into coins. At the airport, the traveler changed British pounds into euros.
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Swap

To hit, to strike.
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Change

To put fresh clothes or coverings on
It's your turn to change the baby. I'll show you how to change the bed.
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Swap

To beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion or noise; to flap.
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Change

To become different or undergo alteration
He changed as he matured. The town grew and changed over the years.
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Swap

To descend or fall; to rush hastily or violently.
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Change

To undergo transformation or transition
The music changed to a slow waltz.
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Swap

An exchange of two comparable things.
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Change

To go from one phase to another, as the moon or the seasons.
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Swap

(finance) A financial derivative in which two parties agree to exchange one stream of cashflow against another stream.
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Change

To make an exchange; switch
If you prefer this seat, I'll change with you.
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Swap

Space available in a swap file for use as auxiliary memory.
How much swap do you need?
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Change

To transfer from one conveyance to another
She changed in Detroit on her way to California.
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Swap

(Cantab slang) A social meal at a restaurant between two university societies, usually involving drinking and banter; commonly associated with fining and pennying; equivalent to a crewdate at Oxford University.
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Change

To put on other clothing
We changed for dinner. They changed into work clothes.
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Swap

A blow; a stroke.
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Change

To become deeper in tone
His voice began to change at age 13.
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Swap

To strike; - with off.
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Change

The act, process, or result of altering or modifying
A change in facial expression.
A last-minute change in the schedule.
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Swap

To exchange (usually two things of the same kind); to swop.
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Change

The replacing of one thing for another; substitution
A change of atmosphere.
A change of ownership.
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Swap

To fall or descend; to rush hastily or violently.
All suddenly she swapt adown to ground.
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Change

A transformation or transition from one state, condition, or phase to another
The change of seasons.
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Swap

To beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion or noise; to flap.
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Change

Something different; variety
Ate early for a change.
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Swap

A blow; a stroke.
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Change

A different or fresh set of clothing
I brought along a change of shirts to the overnight party.
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Swap

An exchange; a barter.
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Change

Money of smaller denomination given or received in exchange for money of higher denomination
Will you give me change of four quarters for a dollar?.
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Swap

Hastily.
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Change

The balance of money returned when an amount given is more than what is due
I paid $3 for the coffee that cost $2.50, so I received 50 cents in change.
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Swap

An equal exchange;
We had no money so we had to live by barter
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Change

Coins
Loose change was jingling in my pocket.
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Swap

Exchange or give (something) in exchange for
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Change

A pattern or order in which bells are rung.
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Swap

Move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
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Change

In jazz, a change of harmony; a modulation.
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Change

A market or exchange where business is transacted.
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Change

(intransitive) To become something different.
The tadpole changed into a frog.
Stock prices are constantly changing.
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Change

To make something into something else.
The fairy changed the frog into a prince.
I had to change the wording of the ad so it would fit.
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Change

(transitive) To replace.
Ask the janitor to come and change the lightbulb.
After a brisk walk, I washed up and changed my shirt.
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Change

(intransitive) To replace one's clothing.
You can't go into the dressing room while she's changing.
The clowns changed into their costumes before the circus started.
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Change

(transitive) To replace the clothing of (the one wearing it).
It's your turn to change the baby.
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Change

(intransitive) To transfer to another vehicle (train, bus, etc.)
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Change

(archaic) To exchange.
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Change

(transitive) To change hand while riding (a horse).
To change a horse
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Change

The process of becoming different.
The product is undergoing a change in order to improve it.
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Change

(uncountable) Small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination.
Can I get change for this $100 bill please?
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Change

(countable) A replacement.
A change of clothes
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Change

(uncountable) Balance of money returned from the sum paid after deducting the price of a purchase.
A customer who pays with a 10-pound note for a £9 item receives one pound in change.
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Change

(uncountable) An amount of cash, usually in the form of coins, but sometimes inclusive of paper money.
Do you have any change on you? I need to make a phone call.
This bus ride requires exact change.
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Change

(countable) A transfer between vehicles.
The train journey from Bristol to Nottingham includes a change at Birmingham.
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Change

(baseball) A change-up pitch.
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Change

(campanology) Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
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Change

A public house; an alehouse.
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Change

To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance.
Therefore will I change their glory into shame.
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Change

To alter by substituting something else for, or by giving up for something else; as, to change the clothes; to change one's occupation; to change one's intention.
They that do change old love for new,Pray gods, they change for worse!
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Change

To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; - followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another.
Look upon those thousands with whom thou wouldst not, for any interest, change thy fortune and condition.
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Change

Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill.
He pulled out a thirty-pound note and bid me change it.
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Change

To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better.
For I am Lord, I change not.
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Change

To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes to-morrow night.
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Change

Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles.
Apprehensions of a change of dynasty.
All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
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Change

A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons.
Our fathers did for change to France repair.
The ringing grooves of change.
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Change

A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon.
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Change

Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.
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Change

That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another.
Thirty change (R.V. changes) of garments.
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Change

Small money; the money by means of which the larger coins and bank bills are made available in small dealings; hence, the balance returned when payment is tendered by a coin or note exceeding the sum due.
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Change

A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions.
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Change

A public house; an alehouse.
They call an alehouse a change.
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Change

Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
Four bells admit twenty-four changes in ringing.
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Change

An event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another;
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
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Change

A relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event;
He attributed the change to their marriage
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Change

The action of changing something;
The change of government had no impact on the economy
His change on abortion cost him the election
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Change

The result of alteration or modification;
There were marked changes in the lining of the lungs
There had been no change in the mountains
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Change

The balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due;
I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change
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Change

A thing that is different;
He inspected several changes before selecting one
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Change

A different or fresh set of clothes;
She brought a change in her overnight bag
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Change

Coins of small denomination regarded collectively;
He had a pocketful of change
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Change

Money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency;
He got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver
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Change

A difference that is usually pleasant;
He goes to France for variety
It is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic
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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
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Change

Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation;
The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
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Change

Make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence;
Her mood changes in accordance with the weather
The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
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Change

Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another;
Switch to a different brand of beer
She switched psychiatrists
The car changed lanes
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Change

Change clothes; put on different clothes;
Change before you go to the opera
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Change

Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category;
Could you convert my dollars into pounds?
He changed his name
Convert centimeters into inches
Convert holdings into shares
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Change

Give to, and receive from, one another;
Would you change places with me?
We have been exchanging letters for a year
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Change

Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another;
She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast
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Change

Become deeper in tone;
His voice began to change when he was 12 years old
Her voice deepened when she whispered the password
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Change

Remove or replace the coverings of;
Father had to learn how to change the baby
After each guest we changed the bed linens
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