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Difference between Change something for something and Change something to something

change something for somethingtake or give smth. in exchange for smth. else:

  • On second thoughts I don’t care for this red tie. Could you change it for a green one?

change something to somethingchange smth. so as to make it smth. else:

  • When she marries, a woman usually changes her surname to that of her husband.