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make change (for something)

To give someone the equivalent in coins for a paper banknote. I need to use the payphone, but I only have bills. Can you make change? Hi there, could you make change for a dollar?
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make change

 (for someone) (for something)
1. to return change [coins] for someone to use for some purpose. Will you please make change for me for the telephone? I will make change for the telephone for you.
2. to return change [coins or bills or both] to someone for paper money. The clerk refused to make change for her for the dollar bill. I will be happy to make change for a ten for you.
See also: change, make
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But when most people are working harder for less, when others cannot work at all, when the cost of health care devastates families and threatens to bankrupt our enterprises, great and small; when the fear of crime robs law abiding citizens of their freedom; and when millions of poor children cannot even imagine the lives we are calling them to lead, we have not made change our friend.
I had made changes, but they were neces- sarily slight, and they were not noticeable.
He wanted to know / everyone in the end / he was a kind // man did errands / for old people younger / than he helped kids // with school met people / in stores on the street / please may I help // And the last day / he said You know / this world could be // a better place just / promise me that you / will help he waited // he made change may / I help you please / make change
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu on Friday made changes to the county's public service.
Wells Fargo (NYSE WFC) has made changes to top positions at the bank.
The schools used to follow this calendar earlier also, however, the last government led by BJP had made changes in it.
The Ministry of Justice has earlier made changes in the profile of the SDPK party in the online database of legal entities.
Azerbaijan Airlines has made changes to the schedule of a number of flights on August 3.
He added: "They made changes that improved the team.
Summary: The government made changes to Decree 214, regulating the expression of interest process for HPP projects on the Ministry of EnergyEe's list.
Already last quarter, we made changes to show fewer viral videos to make sure people's time is well spent.
The Sindh province has a privilege that so far it has reviewed and made changes in its curriculum upto class seventh, he added.
15% Yes, we have made changes to our policies even though we were not required to by law.
US-based business services, technology and document management company Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has made changes in the company's government Healthcare Solutions strategy resulting from a review of its in-process Health Enterprise Medicaid platform implementations and future market opportunities, the company said.
Twenty-eight percent of governments that made changes created wellness programs.