Action verbs for change

adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with - attune , adjust adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition - phase , synchronize he phased the intake with the output of the machine adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time - time , adjust The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument - collimate , adjust adjust the pitch (of pianos - temper , adjust adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of - modulate , adjust adjust the pitches of (musical instruments) - tune , tune-up , adjust My piano needs to be tuned adjust the spaces between words - justify , adjust justify the margins adjust to a specific need or market - tailor , orient , adapt a magazine oriented towards young people, tailor your needs to your surroundings adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical - plumb , adjust adopt for military use - militarize , militarise , change militarize the Civil Service adopt to another place - naturalize , naturalise , adapt The stories had become naturalized into an American setting adorn with ruby red color - rubric , rubify advance in price - bull , rise stocks were bulling aerate (sewage - activate , aerate , change affect adversely - strike a blow, affect The court ruling struck a blow at the old segregation laws affect or be affected with dry rot - dry-rot, mold affect with palsy - palsy , paralyze age or bleach flour with Agene (nitrogen trichloride - Agenize, Agenise, treat align anew or better - realign , realine, align The surgeon realigned my jaw after the accident align imperfectly or badly - misalign, align the elements of the turbine were misaligned alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive - relieve , lighten , mitigate relieve the pressure and the stress, lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents alter (elements - alchemize , alchemise, change alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive - sophisticate , doctor , doctor up, adulterate Sophisticate rose water with geraniol alter by exposure to air with conversion at least in part to a carbonate - air-slake, slake air-slake lime alter from the original - spoil , corrupt , modify alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard - adjust , correct , set , change Adjust the clock, please, correct the alignment of the front wheels alter so as to make unrecognizable - mangle , mutilate , murder The tourists murdered the French language alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance - touch-up , retouch , enhance This photograph has been retouched! alter the nature of (elements - transmute , alter alter the shape of (something) by stress - deform , strain , distort , shape His body was deformed by leprosy alternate dramatically between high and low values - swing , change his mood swings, the market is swinging up and down amplify (an electron current - regenerate , increase appear again - resurface , reappear The missing man suddenly resurfaced in New York appear again - reappear , re-emerge, appear The sores reappeared on her body, Her husband reappeared after having left her years ago appear as though from hiding - peep , appear the new moon peeped through the tree tops appear at the surface - basset , crop-out , appear A seam of coal bassets appear briefly - gleam , appear A terrible thought gleamed in her mind appear briefly - flash , appear The headlines flashed on the screen appear in a show, on T.V. or radio - get-on , be-on The news won't be on tonight appear on the skin - erupt , erupt , appear A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground - outcrop , appear Big boulders outcropped appear or become visible - surface , come-on , come-out , turn-up , show-up , appear She turned up at the funeral, I hope the list key is going to surface again appear suddenly - pop out, burst-out , appear Spring popped up everywhere in the valley apply henna to one's hair - henna , tint She hennas her hair every month arrange according to a system or reduce to a system - systematize , systematise , systemize , systemise , order systematize our scientific knowledge arrange in alphabetical order - alphabetize, alphabetise Alphabetize the list arrange in random order - randomize, randomise, disarrange Randomize the order of the numbers arrange or combine in pairs - geminate , double The consonants are geminated in these words arrange rocks in alternating strata - interstratify