alter - definitions and synonyms

alter verb

  1. English Meaning: 

    : cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

    Example Sentenses:

    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city

    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

    Synonyms:

    change / modify
  2. English Meaning: 

    : become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

    Example Sentenses:

    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather

    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

    Synonyms:

    change / vary
  3. English Meaning: 

    : make an alteration to

    Example Sentenses:

    • This dress needs to be altered

  4. English Meaning: 

    : insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby

    Synonyms:

    falsify / interpolate
  5. English Meaning: 

    : remove the ovaries of

    Example Sentenses:

    • Is your cat spayed?

    Synonyms:

    castrate / neuter / spay