What is the meaning of alter?


  • Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.
    • usage: "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
  • Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence.
    • usage: "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
  • Make an alteration to.
    • usage: "This dress needs to be altered"
  • Insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby.
  • Remove the ovaries of.
    • usage: "Is your cat spayed"
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