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  • nounswitch, fluctuation
  • nountrick, stratagem
  • nountime served doing work
  • verbswitch, fluctuate

synonyms for shift

  • about-face
  • alteration
  • change
  • conversion
  • deviation
  • move
  • transfer
  • transformation
  • variation
  • bend
  • changeover
  • deflection
  • displacement
  • double
  • fault
  • modification
  • passage
  • permutation
  • rearrangement
  • removal
  • shifting
  • substitution
  • tack
  • transference
  • transit
  • translocation
  • turn
  • veering
  • yaw
See also synonyms for: shifted / shifting
  • spell
  • period
  • trick
  • turn
  • tour
  • time
  • go
  • bout
  • stint
  • working time
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antonyms for shift

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  • idleness
  • sameness
  • stagnation
  • maintenance
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How to use shift in a sentence

An emotionally wrenching marathon of hospital shifts followed.
THE NEW COVID-19 CASE SURGE IN EUROPE, EXPLAINEDJULIA BELLUZSEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
These shifts stand to benefit Democrats more than they benefit Republicans.
MORE AND MORE AMERICANS AREN’T RELIGIOUS. WHY ARE DEMOCRATS IGNORING THESE VOTERS?DANIEL COXSEPTEMBER 17, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Volkswagen AG is making its green-bond debut, about two weeks after Daimler AG, as automakers tap socially responsible investors to help pay for the hugely expensive shift to electric vehicles.
VOLKSWAGEN IS THE LATEST CARMAKER TO TAP THE RED-HOT GREEN-BOND MARKET TO FUND ITS EV AMBITIONSBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
The five-month quarantine has caused a digital shift across our way of life, leaving people to engage with the Internet, social media and technology even more—and shop.
HERE’S WHY EVERYONE CAN’T GET ENOUGH TELFARHOPE WRIGHTSEPTEMBER 11, 2020ESSENCE.COM
Climate models generally show shifts in these broad patterns, though it’s not exactly clear how much the changes might translate to hurricanes themselves.
SLOW, MEANDERING HURRICANES ARE OFTEN MORE DANGEROUS—AND THEY’RE GETTING MORE COMMONGRETA MORANSEPTEMBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This year did not lead to the seismic shift that the TV upfront market seemed set to undergo in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
‘THERE WASN’T A HUGE SHIFT’: TV UPFRONT MARKET DID NOT UNDERGO EXPECTED OVERHAUL THIS YEARTIM PETERSONSEPTEMBER 9, 2020DIGIDAY
The Seattle officer also predicted that officers who remain will scale back by, for instance, taking longer than necessary to handle a 911 call, just to fill their shift.
WHAT CAN MAYORS DO WHEN THE POLICE STOP DOING THEIR JOBS?BY ALEC MACGILLISSEPTEMBER 3, 2020PROPUBLICA
If the work landscape feels very different this year, some of those changes reflect broader, long-term shifts in society, the way we do business and the way we think about what work is — and what we want it to be.
DEEP DIVE: HOW COMPANIES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE FACING THE FUTURE OF WORKDIGIDAYSEPTEMBER 1, 2020DIGIDAY
The question was put rather testily and caused the other to shift uncomfortably before making answer.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
The night shift had clocked in over an hour ago, and there should be no passing through the gate for at least six hours.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SHIFT

  • adjustment
  • adoption
  • alteration
  • conversion
  • modification
  • refitting
  • remodeling
  • reworking
  • shift
  • transformation
  • variation
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.