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What does "Alter" mean?

Definition

(v. i.) To become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change; as, the weather alters almost daily; rocks or minerals alter by exposure (v. t.) To agitate; to affect mentally (v. t.) To geld (v. t.) To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to modify


Synonyms change, vary, interpolate, neuter, spay, falsify


Example: "This dress needs to be altered" Example: "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"


Word Family alterable, alteration, alterations, altered, altering, alters, unalterable, unaltered