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Unit 4 - Change

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(v) to change your ideas or behaviour so that you can deal with a new situation
(v) to change something slightly in order to make it better, more accurate or more effective
1. (v) if one thing alternates with another, it happens after it and keeps being repeated 2. (adj) happening on one day, week, etc, but not on the day, week, etc that immediately follows
(adj) different from something else and able to be used instead of it
(v) to make changes to a document, law, agreement, etc, especially in order to improve it
(adj) not willing to accept much change, especially in the traditional values of society
1. (v) to change from one system, use or method to another, or to make something do this 2. (v) to change your beliefs, especially your religious beliefs, or to persuade someone to do this 3. (n) someone who has changed their beliefs in an important way
1. (v) to be gradually destroyed as a result of a natural process of change, or to destroy something in this way 2. (n) the gradual destruction of something as a result of a natural process of change
(v) to become worse
(v) to change something such as information so that it is no longer true or accurate
(adj) continuously changing, growing or developing
(v) 1. to suffer something unpleasant or difficult in a patient way over a long period 2. to last for a long time
(v) 1. when a type of plan or animal evolves, its physical form changes over a long period of time 2. to gradually change and develop over a period of time
1. (v) to affect the way someone thinks or behaves or affect the way something happens 2. (n) the effect that a person or thing has on someone's decisions, opinions or behaviour or on the way something happens
(n) a new idea, method, piece of equipment, etc
(adj) new, original and advanced
(v) to continue existing or happening for or until a particular time
(v) to make something stay the same
1. (v) to start behaving like an adult and become more senseible as you get older 2. (adj) behaving in the sensible way that you would expect an adult to behave
(v) to change something slightly, especially in order to improve it or to make it less extreme
(adj) new or unusual
(v) to continue to do or say something in a determined way
1. (n) the possibility to develop or achieve something in the future 2. (adj) possible or likely in the future
1. (v) to continue to develop or move forward 2. (n) the process of developing or improving
(adj) a radical change or way of doing something is new and very different from the usual way
(v) to make some changes to something in order to improve it
1. (v) to improve a situation by correcting things that are wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively 2. (n) a change intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair or make a system work more effectively
(v) to continue to be in a particular situation or condition
(v) 1. to change your opinion or judgment of someone or something 2. to change, improve or make additions to something such as a book, law or piece of writing
(n) 1. a sudden or major change, especially in ideas or methods 2. a situation in which people completely change their government or political system, usually by force
1. (v) if an idea, attitude or plan shifts or someone shifts it, it changes 2. (n) a change in something, for example in someone's ideas or opinions
(v) to affect something in a way that makes it worse, less attractive or less enjoyable
status quo
(n phr) the present situation or the way things usually are
1. (v) to hold something firmly without shaking or moving it 2. (adj) firmly held in a particlar position without moving or shaking 3. (adj) staying at the same level, speed, value, etc
1. (v) to remove one thing and put something else in its place 2. (n) something that is used instead of something else
(v) to provide the conditions in which something can happen or exist
1. (v) to replace one object with another 2. (n) a change from one thing to another 3. (n) something such as a button or key that controls the electrical supply to a light, piece of equipment, machine, etc
(v) to make someone or something completely different, usually in a way that makes them more attractive, easier to use, etc
(n) a gradual change or development that produces a particular result
(adj) the same everywhere