Synonyms and related words:
abolishment, abolition, about-face, about-turn, abrogation, accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, afterthoughts, alchemy, alteration, amelioration, annulment, apostasy, assimilation, assumption, atavism, back track, back trail, backing, backing off, backing out, backing up, backset, backsliding, backup, backward deviation, bafflement, balk, becoming, better thoughts, betterment, bouleversement, break, cancel, canceling, cancellation, cassation, change, change of heart, change of mind, change-over, changeableness, check, checkmate, comedown, confusion, constructive change, continuity, conversion, countermand, counterorder, defeasance, defection, degeneration, degenerative change, descent, deterioration, deviation, difference, discomfiture, discontinuity, disenchantment, divergence, diversification, diversion, diversity, down, ectropion, eversion, falling back, fitting, flip, flip-flop, foil, frustration, gradual change, growth, improvement, introversion, intussusception, invagination, invalidation, inversion, lapse, mature judgment, melioration, mitigation, modification, modulation, naturalization, nullification, overthrow, overturning, passage, progress, pronation, qualification, radical change, re-creation, re-formation, realignment, rebuff, recall, recantation, recidivation, recidivism, reclamation, reconversion, recrudescence, recurrence, redesign, reduction, reform, reformation, regress, regression, rehabilitation, reinstatement, relapse, remaking, renege, renewal, repeal, repulse, rescinding, rescindment, rescission, reshaping, resolution, restitution, restoration, restructuring, resupination, retraction, retrocession, retroflexion, retrogradation, retrogression, retroversion, return, returning, reverse, reverse of fortune, reversing, reversion, reverting, revival, revivification, revocation, revoke, revokement, revolution, revulsion, right-about, right-about-face, rout, second thoughts, setback, setting aside, severe check, shift, slipping back, sudden change, supination, suspension, swingaround, switch, switch-over, tergiversating, tergiversation, throwback, topsy-turviness, topsy-turvydom, total change, transformation, transit, transition, transposal, transposition, turn, turnabout, turnaround, turning, turning back, turning backwards, turning inside out, turning into, turning inward, turning over, upheaval, vacation, vacatur, variation, variety, violent change, voidance, voiding, volte-face, waiver, waiving, withdrawal, worsening, write-off

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