Synonyms of switch
1 controlDictionary • a light switch
control • He adjusted the temperature control.
button • He pressed the 'play' button.
2 changeDictionary • New technology made the switch to oil possible.
change • They are going to have to make some drastic changes.
shift • a shift in policy
transition • a period of transition
conversion • the conversion of disused rail lines into cycle routes
reversal • a strange role reversal
alteration • Making some simple alterations to your diet will make you feel fitter.
about-turn • The decision was seen as an about-turn for the government.
change of direction
1 changeDictionary • I'm switching to a new gas supplier.
change • We are trying to detect and understand how the climate changes.
shift • The wind shifted and the helicopter lurched.
convert • a handy table which converts into an ironing board
divert • A new bypass will divert traffic from the A13.
2 exchangeDictionary • The ballot boxes have been switched.
exchange • We exchanged addresses.
trade • They traded land for goods and money.
swap • Some hostages were swapped for convicted prisoners.
replace • Replace that liquid with salt, sugar and water.
substitute • They were substituting violence for dialogue.
interchange • She likes to interchange furniture at home with stock from the shop.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ switch off
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about-turnAn about-turn is the same as an about-face.
• The decision was seen as an about-turn for the government.
change of direction,
right about (turn),
right about (turn),
alterationAn alteration is a change in or to something.
• Making some simple alterations to your diet will make you feel fitter.
buttonA button is a small object on a machine or electrical device that you press in order to operate it.
• He pressed the 'play' button.
Thesaurus for switch from the Collins English Thesaurus
a mechanical, electrical, electronic, or optical device for opening or closing a circuit or for diverting energy from one part of a circuit to another