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