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 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
    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