The difference between Change and Fix

When used as nouns, change means the process of becoming different, whereas fix means a repair or corrective action.

When used as verbs, change means to become something different, whereas fix means to pierce.

check bellow for the other definitions of Change and Fix

  1. Change as a verb (intransitive):

    To become something different.


    "The tadpole changed into a frog. Stock prices are constantly changing."

  2. Change as a verb (transitive, ergative):

    To make something into something else.


    "The fairy changed the frog into a prince. I had to change the wording of the ad so it would fit."

  3. Change as a verb (transitive):

    To replace.


    "Ask the janitor to come and change the lightbulb. After a brisk walk, I washed up and changed my shirt."

  4. Change as a verb (intransitive):

    To replace one's clothing.


    "You can't go into the dressing room while she's changing. The clowns changed into their costumes before the circus started."

  5. Change as a verb (transitive):

    To replace the clothing of (the one wearing it).


    "It's your turn to change the baby."

  6. Change as a verb (intransitive):

    To transfer to another vehicle (train, bus, etc.)

  7. Change as a verb (archaic):

    To exchange.

  8. Change as a verb (transitive):

    To change hand while riding (a horse).


    "to change a horse"

  1. Change as a noun (countable):

    The process of becoming different.


    "The product is undergoing a change in order to improve it."

  2. Change as a noun (uncountable):

    Small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination.


    "Can I get change for this $100 bill please?"

  3. Change as a noun (countable):

    A replacement, e.g. a change of clothes

  4. Change as a noun (uncountable):

    Money given back when a customer hands over more than the exact price of an item.


    "A customer who pays with a 10-pound note for a £9 item receives one pound in change."

  5. Change as a noun (uncountable):

    Coins (as opposed to paper money).


    "Do you have any change on you? I need to make a phone call."

  6. Change as a noun (countable):

    A transfer between vehicles.


    "The train journey from Bristol to Nottingham includes a change at Birmingham."

  7. Change as a noun (baseball):

    A change-up pitch.

  8. Change as a noun (campanology):

    Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.

  9. Change as a noun (dated):

    A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; an exchange.

  10. Change as a noun (Scotland, dated):

    A public house; an alehouse.

  1. Fix as a noun:

    A repair or corrective action.


    "That plumber's fix is much better than the first one's."

  2. Fix as a noun:

    A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma.


    "It rained before we repaired the roof, and were we in a fix!"

  3. Fix as a noun (informal):

    A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user.

  4. Fix as a noun:

    A prearrangement of the outcome of a supposedly competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.

  5. Fix as a noun:

    A determination of location.


    "We have a fix on your position."

  6. Fix as a noun (US):

    fettlings (mixture used to line a furnace)

  1. Fix as a verb (transitive, obsolete):

    To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix. (Of a piercing look) to direct at someone.


    "He fixed me with a sickly grin, and said, "I told you it wouldn't work!"

  2. Fix as a verb (transitive):

    To attach; to affix; to hold in place or at a particular time. To focus or determine (oneself, on a concept); to fixate.


    "A dab of chewing gum will [[fix]] your note to the bulletin board."

    "A leech can [[fix]] itself to your skin without you feeling it."

    "The Constitution [[fix]]es the date when Congress must meet."

    "She's fixed on the idea of becoming a doctor."

  3. Fix as a verb (transitive):

    To mend, to repair.


    "That heater will start a fire if you don't fix it."

  4. Fix as a verb (transitive, informal):

    To prepare (food).


    "She fixed dinner for the kids."

  5. Fix as a verb (transitive):

    To make (a contest, vote, or gamble) unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins; to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion


    "A majority of voters believed the election was fixed in favor of the incumbent."

  6. Fix as a verb (transitive, US, informal):

    To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.


    "Rover stopped digging under the fence after we had the vet fix him."

  7. Fix as a verb (transitive, mathematics, sematics):

    To map a (point or subset) to itself.

  8. Fix as a verb (transitive, informal):

    To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.


    "He got caught breaking into lockers, so a couple of guys fixed him after work."

  9. Fix as a verb (transitive):

    To render (a photographic impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensitive to the action of light.

  10. Fix as a verb (transitive, chemistry, biology):

    To convert into a stable or available form.


    "Legumes are valued in crop rotation for their ability to fix nitrogen."

    "rfquotek Abney"

  11. Fix as a verb (intransitive):

    To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.

  12. Fix as a verb (intransitive):

    To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.


    "rfquotek Francis Bacon"