Action verbs for change

Learn these verbs that describe a kind of change whether its physical, chemical or behavioral

ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial - take , receive take a pulse, A reading was taken of the earth's tremors accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation - find oneself, find , mature My son went to Berkeley to find himself accumulate and create a backlog - backlog , accumulate accustom gradually to some action or attitude - teach , accustom The child is taught to obey her parents accustom to urban ways - citify, adjust Immigration will citify the country? acquire pigment; become colored or imbued - pigment , hue act as a stimulant - stimulate , excite , affect The book stimulated her imagination, This play stimulates act or move at high speed - rush , hurry , festinate , hasten , look-sharp We have to rush!, hurry--it's late! act so as to delay an event or action in order to gain an advantage - buy-time , delay activate (an old file - reactivate , activate activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk - proof , change proof yeast adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment - naturalize , naturalise , domesticate , cultivate , tame , adapt domesticate oats, tame the soil adapt anew - readapt , adapt He readapted himself adapt in the name of Christianity - Christianize, adapt some people want to Christianize ancient pagan sites adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions - adjust , conform , adapt , get used to We must adjust to the bad economic situation adapt to a specified measurement - gauge , standardize gauge the instruments add a buffer (a solution) - buffer , modify buffered saline solution for the eyes add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective - flaw , blemish , damage add a modifier to a constituent - modify , qualify , add add alcohol to (beverages) - lace , fortify , spike , change the punch is spiked! add an enlivening or altering element to - dash , mix blue paint dashed with white add as an additional element or part - mix , mix-in , add mix water into the drink add as if on a string - string , string-up , add string these ideas together, string up these songs and you'll have a musical add as part of something else - include , add We must include this chemical element in the group add by linking or joining so as to form a chain or series - concatenate , add concatenate terms, concatenate characters add by mixing or blending on or attaching - work-in , add work in the butter and the dough will get the right consistency, In his speech, the presidential candidate worked in a lot of learned words add color to - color , colorize, colour , colorise, colourise, colourize, color in, colour-in , change The child colored the drawings, Fall colored the trees, colorize black and white film add cream to one's coffee, for example - cream , modify add impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties - dope , change The resistors have been doped add ions to - ionate, change add milk to - milk , milk , add milk the tea add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material - denature, change add nutrients to - fortify , add fortified milk add oxygen to or combine with oxygen - oxidize , oxidise , oxidate , change , @ change add padding to - pad , bolster , fill pad the seat of the chair add poison to - poison , envenom , change Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her add salt to - salinate, change salinated solution add to something existing - put-on , add She put on a sun room add to the odometer - put-on , add He put on 1,000 miles on this trip add zest or flavor to, make more interesting - sauce , change sauce the roast add zest or liveliness to - salt , spice She salts her lectures with jokes adjust (sails on a ship - trim , adjust adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun) - zero , zero-in , adjust He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards adjust (an instrument or device - zero , adjust adjust again after an initial failure - readjust , reset , adjust adjust and aim (a golf ball - address , adjust adjust anew - readjust , readapt , adjust After moving back to America, he had to readjust adjust finely - fine-tune , tweak , tune fine-tune the engine adjust for (better) functioning - tune , tune-up , adjust tune the engine adjust in size relative to other things - proportion , adjust