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al·ter

alter

 
 
pronunciation:
awl tr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: alters, altering, altered
definition 1: to make different in some way; change.
He altered the dress to make it shorter.
 
synonyms:
adapt, adjust, amend, change, modify, revise, vary
antonyms:
maintain
similar words:
better, commute, convert, correct, deviate, edit, fix, qualify, transform
definition 2: to become different; change.
The animal's hair color alters with the seasons.
synonyms:
adapt, change, vary
antonyms:
stay
similar words:
amend, commute, convert, deviate, mend, modify, transform
derivations: alterable (adj.), alterably (adv.)
Homophone Note
The words alter and altar sound alike but have different meanings.
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