What are some alternative words for shift?

Synonyms for shift
ʃɪft

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term shift.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shift, displacement(noun)

    an event in which something is displaced without rotation

    Synonyms:
    work shift, transmutation, fault, supplanting, displacement, slip, deracination, duty period, shifting, chemise, geological fault, faulting, switch, break, displacement reaction, teddy, switching, transformation, shimmy, sack, translation, shift key, fracture

  2. transformation, transmutation, shift(noun)

    a qualitative change

    Synonyms:
    work shift, fault, displacement, slip, duty period, shift key, shifting, chemise, geological fault, faulting, break, shimmy, teddy, transubstantiation, switching, transformation, switch, sack, translation, transmutation, fracture

  3. shift, work shift, duty period(noun)

    the time period during which you are at work

    Synonyms:
    work shift, transmutation, fault, displacement, slip, duty period, shifting, chemise, geological fault, faulting, switch, break, teddy, switching, transformation, shimmy, sack, shift key, fracture

  4. switch, switching, shift(noun)

    the act of changing one thing or position for another

    "his switch on abortion cost him the election"

    Synonyms:
    electrical switch, work shift, fault, displacement, transposition, duty period, shift key, shifting, sack, chemise, break, geological fault, faulting, substitution, shimmy, teddy, slip, switching, transformation, replacement, switch, permutation, transmutation, fracture, electric switch

  5. shift, shifting(noun)

    the act of moving from one place to another

    "his constant shifting disrupted the class"

    Synonyms:
    work shift, transmutation, fault, displacement, slip, duty period, shifting, chemise, geological fault, faulting, switch, break, teddy, switching, transformation, shimmy, sack, shift key, fracture

  6. fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break(noun)

    (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

    "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"

    Synonyms:
    prison-breaking, suspension, gap, jailbreak, respite, sack, happy chance, crack, interruption, chemise, duty period, severance, rift, prisonbreak, transmutation, recess, breakout, displacement, faulting, defect, switch, geological fault, teddy, shifting, falling out, break, intermission, good luck, breaking, shimmy, open frame, gaolbreak, mistake, slip, disruption, breach, breakage, flaw, shift key, demerit, fault, pause, fracture, time out, switching, work shift, rupture, break of serve, cracking, transformation, error

  7. shift(noun)

    a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time

    Synonyms:
    work shift, transmutation, fault, displacement, slip, duty period, shifting, chemise, geological fault, faulting, switch, break, teddy, switching, transformation, shimmy, sack, shift key, fracture

  8. shift key, shift(noun)

    the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters

    Synonyms:
    work shift, transmutation, fault, displacement, slip, duty period, shifting, chemise, geological fault, faulting, break, shimmy, teddy, switching, transformation, switch, sack, shift key, fracture

  9. chemise, shimmy, shift, slip, teddy(noun)

    a woman's sleeveless undergarment

    Synonyms:
    cutting, berth, trip, faux pas, sack, pillowcase, shift key, miscue, gaffe, transmutation, slickness, duty period, slipperiness, slip of paper, pillow slip, mooring, slick, displacement, gaucherie, parapraxis, chemise, switch, elusion, geological fault, teddy, shifting, sideslip, break, eluding, shimmy, faulting, moorage, skid, case, teddy bear, fault, fracture, switching, work shift, strip, solecism, transformation, slip, slip-up

  10. chemise, sack, shift(verb)

    a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

    Synonyms:
    pocket, paper bag, firing, liberation, sack, duty period, shift key, release, transmutation, carrier bag, poke, sacking, displacement, faulting, chemise, switch, geological fault, teddy, sacque, shifting, hammock, break, shimmy, dismissal, sac, fault, fracture, pouch, switching, discharge, work shift, dismission, transformation, slip, sackful

  11. switch, change over, shift(verb)

    make a shift in or exchange of

    "First Joe led; then we switched"

    Synonyms:
    exchange, change, throw, interchange, budge, dislodge, careen, agitate, wobble, lurch, tack, alternate, reposition, stir, tilt, switch over, flip-flop, pitch, flip, trade, convert, switch, transfer, change over, swap, swop

  12. shift, dislodge, reposition(verb)

    change place or direction

    "Shift one's position"

    Synonyms:
    wobble, pitch, budge, bump, lurch, agitate, reposition, free, stir, change, careen, tilt, switch, transfer, change over, dislodge

  13. transfer, shift(verb)

    move around

    "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"

    Synonyms:
    reassign, change, agitate, budge, channel, careen, transplant, transport, remove, transpose, stir, reposition, tilt, wobble, pitch, channelize, transmit, lurch, switch, channelise, transfer, change over, dislodge

  14. stir, shift, budge, agitate(verb)

    move very slightly

    "He shifted in his seat"

    Synonyms:
    fight, touch, shake up, charge, excite, arouse, put forward, raise up, shake, transfer, commove, tilt, vex, agitate, stir, call down, conjure, stimulate, switch, rouse, budge, bring up, campaign, conjure up, reposition, invoke, raise, turn on, pitch, lurch, call forth, change over, careen, wobble, dislodge, evoke, charge up, push, foment, crusade, change, press, stir up, disturb

  15. shift(verb)

    move from one setting or context to another

    "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention"

    Synonyms:
    switch, careen, lurch, stir, transfer, wobble, change, dislodge, budge, reposition, change over, pitch, agitate, tilt

  16. shift(verb)

    change in quality

    "His tone shifted"

    Synonyms:
    switch, careen, lurch, stir, transfer, wobble, change, dislodge, budge, reposition, change over, pitch, agitate, tilt

  17. shift(verb)

    move and exchange for another

    "shift the date for our class reunion"

    Synonyms:
    switch, careen, lurch, stir, transfer, wobble, change, dislodge, budge, reposition, change over, pitch, agitate, tilt

  18. careen, wobble, shift, tilt(verb)

    move sideways or in an unsteady way

    "The ship careened out of control"

    Synonyms:
    coggle, pitch, agitate, keel, careen, switch, wobble, change, tip, lean, reposition, stir, swag, tilt, cant over, stagger, lurch, shimmy, transfer, cant, angle, change over, reel, slant, budge, dislodge

  19. lurch, pitch, shift(verb)

    move abruptly

    "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

    Synonyms:
    cant, gear, transfer, huckster, set up, cant over, flip, tilt, agitate, deliver, peddle, hawk, stir, change, prowl, switch, reel, reposition, sky, keel, swag, budge, pitch, lurch, toss, change over, careen, wobble, dislodge, incline, monger, slope, skunk, vend, stagger, slant

  20. shift(verb)

    use a shift key on a keyboard

    "She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case"

    Synonyms:
    switch, careen, lurch, stir, transfer, wobble, change, dislodge, budge, reposition, change over, pitch, agitate, tilt

  21. shift(verb)

    change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change

    "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"

    Synonyms:
    switch, careen, lurch, stir, transfer, wobble, change, dislodge, budge, reposition, change over, pitch, agitate, tilt

  22. shift(verb)

    change gears

    "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"

    Synonyms:
    switch, careen, lurch, stir, transfer, wobble, change, dislodge, budge, reposition, change over, pitch, agitate, tilt

  23. switch, shift, change(verb)

    lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

    "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"

    Synonyms:
    exchange, change, throw, interchange, budge, careen, agitate, alter, commute, wobble, lurch, tack, alternate, reposition, vary, stir, tilt, switch over, flip-flop, pitch, flip, modify, trade, swop, switch, transfer, change over, deepen, swap, convert, dislodge

Wiktionary

  1. Shift(noun)

    Synonyms:
    shift key

  2. shift(verb)

    To change, swap.

    His political stance shifted daily.

    Synonyms:
    shift key

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shift(v)

    To change is distinctively to make a thing other than it has been, in some respect at least; to exchange to put or take something else in its place; to alter is ordinarily to change partially, to make different in one or more particulars. To exchange is often to transfer ownership; as, to exchange city for country property. Change is often used in the sense of exchange; as, to change horses. To transmute is to change the qualities while the substance remains the same; as, to transmute the baser metals into gold. To transform is to change form or appearance, with or without deeper and more essential change; it is less absolute than transmute, tho sometimes used for that word, and is often used in a spiritual sense as transmute could not be; "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind," Rom. xii, 2. Transfigure is, as in its Scriptural use, to change in an exalted and glorious spiritual way; "Jesus ... was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light," Matt. xvii, 1, 2. To metamorphose is to make some remarkable change, ordinarily in external qualities, but often in structure, use, or chemical constitution, as of a caterpillar into a butterfly, of the stamens of a plant into petals, or of the crystalline structure of rocks, hence called "metamorphic rocks," as when a limestone is metamorphosed into a marble. To vary is to change from time to time, often capriciously. To commute is to put something easier, lighter, milder, or in some way more favorable in place of that which is commuted; as, to commute capital punishment to imprisonment for life; to commute daily fares on a railway to a monthly payment. To convert (Latin con, with, and verto, turn) is to primarily turn about, and signifies to change in form, character, use, etc., through a wide range of relations; iron is converted into steel, joy into grief, a sinner into a saint. To turn is a popular word for change in any sense short of the meaning of exchange, being often equivalent to alter, convert, transform, transmute, etc. We modify or qualify a statement which might seem too strong; we modify it by some limitation, qualify it by some addition.

    Synonyms:
    alter, change, change, commute, convert, diversify, exchange, metamorphose, modify, qualify, substitute, transfigure, transform, transmute, turn, vary, veer

    Antonyms:
    abide, bide, continue, endure, hold, keep, persist, remain, retain, stay

    Preposition:
    To change a home toilet for a street dress; to change from a caterpillar to or into a butterfly; to change clothes with a beggar.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shift(v)

    Synonyms:
    change, alter, transfer, shelve, displace, remove

    Antonyms:
    fix, fasten, locate, insert, pitch, plant, place

  2. shift(n)

    Synonyms:
    contrivance, expedient, substitute, pretext, motive, change, evasion, device, artifice, resource, transference

    Antonyms:
    miscontrivance, fixity, steadiness, retention, location, permanence

Editors Contribution

  1. elastic rebound theory

    elastic rebound is when a fault shifts.

    there was a shift that caused the road to be uneven.

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shift(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    change, alter, vary

  2. shift(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    move, change place, change about

  3. shift(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    change, vary, veer, chop

  4. shift(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    contrive, manage, plan, scheme, devise ways and means

  5. shift(n.)

    Synonyms:
    change

  6. shift(n.)

    Synonyms:
    expedient, contrivance, resort, resource, means

  7. shift(n.)

    Synonyms:
    evasion, artifice, fraud, trick, doubling, stratagem, subterfuge, dodge, mask, ruse, wile, craft, device, artful contrivance

  8. shift(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chemise, smock

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shift(n)

    Synonyms:
    subterfuge, device, contrivance, evasion, stratagem, trick, dodge, resource, expedient, change, substitution, chemise

  2. shift(v)

    Synonyms:
    veer, change, turn, quirk, quibble, palter, change, substitute

How to pronounce shift?

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How to say shift in sign language?

  1. shift

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How to use shift in a sentence?

  1. Coal Secretary Anil Swarup:

    This is Coal India's biggest technological overhaul, and its impact would be in billions of dollars, the whole shift towards supplying quality coal to customers further increases the use of technology to avoid pilferage.

  2. Archi Pyati:

    The lesson plan is a disappointing shift for the Asylum Division, the part of our government tasked with implementing asylum law and protecting refugees, the most vulnerable people in the world, victims of violence who meet the definition of a refugee will be unfairly turned away before they've even talked to a lawyer, counselor, or judge. That is not due process. That is not protection. That is not American.

  3. Kim Jong:

    It's an enormous challenge for that country to make its shift, it has for an awfully long time told its people that those nuclear weapons were the thing that kept them secure. They now need to shift to the narrative to 'those are the things that put them at risk.'.

  4. Antoine Bouvet:

    I think the market is taking the fact that she's noncommittal on policy as a shift towards the hawks - at least the hawks won't be as suppressed under Lagarde as they were under (former chief Mario) Draghi, this explains the selloff we're getting in Bunds now.

  5. Dawa Steven Sherpa:

    I can already see the shift with mountaineers I speak to, more people are going to go to Tibet than Nepal. Nepal needs the tourism far more than China does. China has incredible wealth of resources and Nepal does not.


Translations for shift

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  • směna, posun, posuvCzech
  • Verschiebung, Verstellung, Gangschaltung, verlagern, Shift, Hochstelltaste, Schicht, Verlagerung, Schaltung, Umschalten, Umschalttaste, Shifttaste, verschieben, verstellenGerman
  • βάρδιαGreek
  • cambio, desplazamiento, tecla mayúsculas, desviación, deslizamiento, turno, tecla shift, moverse, mover, cambiarSpanish
  • شیفت, جابه‌جا شدن, انداختن, جابه‌جا کردنPersian
  • vuoro, siirtyminen, vaihteisto, siirtyä, vaihtaa, siirto, muutos, vaihto, shift, työvuoro, muuttaa, siirtääFinnish
  • décalage, touche majuscule, roulementFrench
  • खिसक जानाHindi
  • váltás, váltó, műszak, váltHungarian
  • spostarsi, muoversi, cambio, scambiare, barattare, permutareItalian
  • משמרתHebrew
  • シフト, シフトキーJapanese
  • subcinctusLatin
  • сменаMacedonian
  • ploegendienst, ploegenstelselDutch
  • przesunięcie, zmianaPolish
  • turno, troca, câmbio, marcha, trocar, desvio, shift, mudar, moverPortuguese
  • mit'aQuechua
  • переключи́ть, сдвиг, измене́ние, [[кла́виша]] [[шифт]], перемеще́ние, [[переключе́ние]] [[передача, шифт, сме́на, передвиже́ние, смеще́ние, переключе́ние, поменя́ть, изменя́ть, перемести́ть, дви́гаться, перемеща́ться, меня́ть, измени́ть, перемеща́ть, перемести́ться, дви́гать, дви́нуться, дви́нуть, переключа́тьRussian
  • smenaSlovak
  • växla, arbetspass, pass, skift, växel, flytta, arbetsskift, skifte, byte, skifttangent, byta, skifta, ändraSwedish
  • doriaSwahili
  • మార్పు, బదిలీ, మారు, మార్చుTelugu
  • kaydırma, üst karakter tuşu, vardiya, değiştirme, vites, shift tuşuTurkish

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