Synonyms of switch in English:

switch


See definition of switch

noun

1‘he pressed the switch on top of the telephone console’

SYNONYMS

button, handle, lever, key, control, controller, disc, dial, joystick

circuit breaker

2‘we observed a switch from direct to indirect taxation’

SYNONYMS

change, change of direction, move, shift, transition, transformation, diversion

reversal, turnaround, swerve, U-turn, rowback, changeover, transfer, conversion, substitution, exchange, interchange

British about-turn

3‘somebody pulled the old twenty-dollar bill switch on me’

SYNONYMS

exchange, swap, trade, substitution, interchange, replacement, rotation

4‘a switch of willow’

SYNONYMS

branch, twig, shoot, stick, rod


verb

1‘people in traditional employment might be encouraged to switch to agency working’

SYNONYMS

change, shift, convert, divert, redirect

reverse

informal chop and change

2‘he managed to switch envelopes so that an empty one was sent instead’

SYNONYMS

exchange, swap, interchange, trade, substitute, cause to change places, replace, rotate


Phrases

    switch something on

      ‘he switched the kettle on’

      SYNONYMS

      turn on, put on, flick on, activate, power up, start off, set going, get going, trigger off, set in motion, operate, initiate, actuate, boot up, initialize, energize

    switch something off

      ‘she was so shocked she'd switched the TV off’

      SYNONYMS

      turn off, shut off, flick off, stop working, cut, power down, stop, halt, deactivate

      extinguish