alter  

  • Pronunciation of alter: AO1 L T ER0 ('ɔltər)

  • Number of syllables of alter: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of alter

  • Definition of alter

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

    • German colonialism did little to alter the existing stratified social system.  
    • The church hasa stained glass window behind the alter.  
    • He is the villainous alter ego of Rainbow the Clown.  
    • Riparian forests alter the microclimate.  
    • Lilith is exploited only meagerly as Maddie's lusty alter ego.  
    • First to alter the manual of style to disentangle these issues.  
    • Only the specific microorganism will alter the optical characteristics.  
    • A blunder on the part of the Senate can not change or alter the Constitution.  
    • This could potentially alter the results of the study.  
    • Skinner is the alter ego of The Invisible Man.  

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