What are some alternative words for switch?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. switch, electric switch, electrical switch(noun)

    control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit

    Synonyms:
    shift, electrical switch, replacement, electric switch, switching, transposition, substitution, permutation

  2. substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switch(noun)

    an event in which one thing is substituted for another

    "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"

    Synonyms:
    reversal, refilling, replacing, exchange, commutation, renewal, substitution, replenishment, surrogate, heterotaxy, successor, switching, shift, replacement, alternate, permutation, electrical switch, transposition, substitute, electric switch

  3. switch(noun)

    hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure

    Synonyms:
    shift, electrical switch, replacement, electric switch, switching, transposition, substitution, permutation

  4. switch(noun)

    railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock

    Synonyms:
    shift, electrical switch, replacement, electric switch, switching, transposition, substitution, permutation

  5. switch(noun)

    a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment

    Synonyms:
    shift, electrical switch, replacement, electric switch, switching, transposition, substitution, permutation

  6. switch(noun)

    a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other

    Synonyms:
    shift, electrical switch, replacement, electric switch, switching, transposition, substitution, permutation

  7. switch, switching, shift(verb)

    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, shift, substitution, shimmy, teddy, slip, switching, transformation, replacement, permutation, transmutation, fracture, electric switch

  8. switch over, switch, exchange(verb)

    change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence

    Synonyms:
    change, throw, interchange, replace, tack, alternate, commute, shift, switch over, flip-flop, flip, trade, convert, exchange, change over, swap, substitute, swop

  9. trade, swap, swop, switch(verb)

    exchange or give (something) in exchange for

    Synonyms:
    merchandise, change, throw, interchange, tack, alternate, deal, shift, switch over, exchange, trade in, flip-flop, trade, sell, change over, swap, flip, swop

  10. 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, shift, switch over, flip-flop, pitch, flip, modify, trade, swop, transfer, change over, deepen, swap, convert, dislodge

  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, shift, switch over, flip-flop, pitch, flip, trade, convert, transfer, change over, swap, swop

  12. throw, flip, switch(verb)

    cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

    "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, confound, twitch, flick, fox, exchange, confuse, swap, bedevil, cast off, thrust, flip-flop, have, shift, change, alternate, make, throw, cast, tack, leaf, pitch, flip, trade, sky, riffle, give, riff, swop, bemuse, hold, befuddle, thumb, shake off, throw off, toss, throw away, change over, flip over, turn over, contrive, drop, bewilder, flip out, hurl, discombobulate, switch over, project, interchange, shed

  13. switch(verb)

    flog with or as if with a flexible rod

    Synonyms:
    change, alternate, shift, swop, exchange, flip, throw, switch over, tack, change over, flip-flop, trade, interchange, swap

  14. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop(verb)

    reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

    Synonyms:
    tack together, put together, flip over, swop, transpose, exchange, piece, flip, append, hang on, tack on, twitch, flick, understudy, tack, thumb, change, alternate, counterchange, throw, leaf, pitch, trade, sky, riffle, riff, flip out, switch over, baste, wear round, substitute, toss, flip-flop, change over, set up, shift, turn over, jump, swap, replace, assemble, take turns, tag on, interchange

Wiktionary

  1. switch(noun)

    A small, flexible twig or rod, especially one used as a whip.

    Synonyms:
    crop

  2. switch(noun)

    Synonyms:
    option, specifier, flag

  3. switch(verb)

    To whip or hit with a switch.

    Synonyms:
    points

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. switch

    Strike is the word for a single blow; to beat is to strike repeatedly, as a bird beats the air with its wings. Others of the above words describe the manner of beating, as bastinado, to beat on the soles of the feet; belabor, to inflict a comprehensive and exhaustive beating; cudgel, to beat with a stick; thrash, as wheat was beaten out with the old hand-flail; to pound (akin to Latin pondus, a weight) is to beat with a heavy, and pommel with a blunt, instrument. To batter and to bruise refer to the results of beating; that is battered which is broken or defaced by repeated blows on the surface (compare synonyms for SHATTER); that is bruised which has suffered even one severe contusion. The metaphorical sense of beat, however, so far preponderates that one may be very badly bruised and battered, and yet not be said to be beaten, unless he has got the worst of the beating. To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting. Hence beat becomes the synonym for every word which implies getting the advantage of another. Compare CONQUER.

    Almost all antonyms in this class are passive, and can be formed indefinitely from the conquering words by the use of the auxiliary be; as, be beaten, be defeated, be conquered, etc.

    Synonyms:
    bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, bruise, castigate, chastise, conquer, cudgel, defeat, flog, overcome, pommel, pound, scourge, smite, spank, strike, surpass, thrash, vanquish, whip, worst

    Antonyms:
    fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender

    Preposition:
    Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. switch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    rod, twig, stick, birch

  2. switch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    beat, whip, SWINGE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. switch(v)

    Synonyms:
    whip, flog, shunt, shift

How to pronounce switch?

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How to say switch in sign language?

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How to use switch in a sentence?

  1. Jessie Holeva:

    Personally, I love the fact that you can always get a new strap and switch things up to suit your style.

  2. Chief Executive Officer Ron Shaich:

    Panera 2.0 requires us to retrain our organization to handle higher volumes in shorter bursts of demand, panera 2.0 is not a light switch. To do this right takes time and real effort.

  3. Kunchok Jangtse:

    I'm not a highly educated person, and I am very concerned it may bring many difficulties in my life if I would switch my job and move to another place.

  4. Deputy Chief Executive Alexander Medvedev:

    There has been a lot of talk that LNG from the United States is a panacea (for those looking to switch away) from Russian gas... But at the moment there are more preferable destinations for U.S. LNG than Europe, price will determine the competitiveness of U.S. LNG. I don't see U.S. LNG flowing to Poland or Portugal.

  5. Gerulf Rieger:

    Ask a bunch of straight guys [if they could switch to being gay] and they would tell you, 'Are you kidding me? so the other way around doesn't work either.


Translations for switch

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  • skakel, puntAfrikaans
  • сыбыҡBashkir
  • interruptor, opció, agullaCatalan, Valencian
  • zhasnout, vypínač, vyměnit, přepínač, rozsvítit, rožnout, výhybkaCzech
  • schalten, wechseln, Schalter, Netzwerkweiche, Weiche, Spießrute, Switch, Verteiler, tauschen, austauschenGerman
  • διακόπτης, αλλάζωGreek
  • ŝalti, vergi, vergoEsperanto
  • cambiar, switch, conmutador, interruptor, intercambiar, latigazo, agujaSpanish
  • etengailuBasque
  • سویچPersian
  • vaihde, puhelinkeskus, vaihtaa, keskus, argumentti, katkaisija, vipu, kytkeä, vitsa, puhelinvaihde, lippu, kytkinFinnish
  • changer, interrupteur, échanger, badine, commuter, fouetterFrench
  • lascIrish
  • chanjeHaitian Creole
  • cambiar, commutator, excambiar, cambio, commutarInterlingua
  • cambiare, passare, scambio, centralino, verga, switch, picchiare, opzione, parametro, interruttore, argomento, scambiare, migrare, commutareItalian
  • スイッチ, ポイント, 開閉器Japanese
  • გადართოთGeorgian
  • 포인트, 스위치Korean
  • slēdzis, žagars, pārmijaLatvian
  • сменува, свртница, прачка, шалта, развод, прешалтува, прекинувач, разменуваMacedonian
  • tukar, suisMalay
  • twijg, schakelaar, spitsroede, wisselDutch
  • svitsj, sentral, prylestokk, bryter, pensNorwegian
  • wyłącznik, zwrotnica, przełącznikPolish
  • agulha, central telefónica, vergasta, interruptor, trocar, mudar, comutador, switch on, vergastar, açoitar, switch, açoite, chave, vara, aparelho de mudança de viaPortuguese
  • comutator, întrerupător, comuta, schimba, selector, punctRomanian
  • стрелка, хлыст, коммутаторRussian
  • skretnica, prekidač, korbač, sklopkaSerbo-Croatian
  • vymeniťSlovak
  • stikalo, kretnicaSlovene
  • pikëAlbanian
  • växel, slå, byta, stänga, piska, ändra, strömbrytare, knäppa, brytare, switch, växla, spö, släcka, koppla, tändaSwedish
  • swichiSwahili
  • స్విచ్చిTelugu
  • noktaTurkish
  • xivchin, vikluchatelUzbek
  • ngắt điện, công tắcVietnamese

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