What is another word for switches?

Pronunciation: [swˈɪt͡ʃɪz] (IPA)

Switches, in its simplest definition, means turning something on or off. Synonyms for switches include toggle, flick, change, shift, swap, transfer, convert, exchange, and alternate. Toggle refers to starting or stopping something by operating a lever or switch. Change refers to exchanging something for something else. Flick means turning on or off a switch suddenly and quickly. Shift and swap refer to changing places, positions, or functions. Transfer means moving or shifting something from one place to another. Convert means changing the form, character, or purpose of something. Exchange means giving something in return for something else. Lastly, alternate refers to switching places with someone or something.

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Usage examples for Switches

Having arrived at this decision, he strolled back into the lighted car as the train crept out across the switches on to the waste of prairie.
"A Prairie Courtship"
Harold Bindloss
We cut some long willow switches and split the smaller end, into which we fastened a quantity of strong, fine-cut chewing tobacco, moistened so that the juice would flow freely, and then presented it to his worthy snakeship with our compliments.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs
The door appeared in the cabin when you turned those switches.
"Gone Fishing"
James H. Schmitz

Famous quotes with Switches

  • I'll have to have a room of my own. Nobody could sleep with Dick. He wakes up during the night, switches on the lights, speaks into his tape recorder.
    Pat Nixon
  • When a man you like switches from what he said a year ago, or 4 years ago, he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough to change his mind with changing conditions. When a man you don't like does it, he is a liar who has broken his promises.
    Franklin P. Adams
  • The self-awareness that grows out of the habit of witnessing is nonjudgmental. I look at my actions, my feelings, my experience with soft and compassionate eyes, from a great distance as if I were God or a novelist. The chief rule of the witness is: Judge not. Do not identify with or against anything you observe. The witness must be amoral, a pure phenomenologist. The courtroom of civil conscience must be closed for a time. There is a time when the outlaw switches from contemplation to trans-moral action. But in order to stop the reactionary patterns of thought and behavior that make up the personality, there must be a prior time of inaction. As I gain skill as an objective and compassionate witness, my identity gradually shifts from my persona to my self. In place of the old compulsive, preprogrammed reactions, I find a growing ability to pause between the stimulus and the response. I cease being merely a biological creature who reacts automatically to steak and potatoes, the lure of immediate sex, or the invasion of my territory; I deliberate and choose what is most desirable. I am no longer captive either to my impulses or to the judgments made upon me by my society. In the newfound silence, I find the freedom to disengage from my old self-images and addictions.
    Sam Keen
  • I remember reading about a story about a guy – and this was in England, and no more than a couple of years ago. He’d gone to see a psychic, and was told there was a curse on his family, and in order to release the curse, he had to bring with him the following week £5,000 and burn it... if he didn’t do that, either he or his son would die. The scam is quite a common one – the money is put in an envelope, and apparently burnt, but of course the ‘psychic’ secretly switches the envelope and burns an envelope full of newspaper. What happened was the guy went away, and he knew he couldn’t raise £5000, but didn’t want his son to die; so he killed himself.
    Derren Brown
  • Have you noticed anything strange about him? Strange? We humans insist on inhabiting a charnel ground - isn't that strange enough for spiritual creatures without splitting hairs? He seems to be two different men. His personality switches from moment to moment. Only two? Perhaps there is something wrong with your eyes. Look more closely and you will see he changes with every exhalation. So do I. So do you."
    John Burdett

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