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alter

al·ter

alter

 
pronunciation:
awl tr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: altered, altering, alters
definition: to make different; change.
The dreadful illness greatly altered her appearance.What's done is done, and we cannot alter the fact.The dress was too large for her now, so she had it altered.
 
synonyms:
adapt, adjust, amend, change, modify, revise, vary
antonyms:
maintain, preserve
similar words:
ameliorate, better, color, commute, convert, correct, deviate, doctor, edit, emend, fix, metamorphose, qualify, reconstruct, transform
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become different.
The color of the animal's fur alters with the seasons.
synonyms:
adapt, adjust, change, vary
antonyms:
stay
similar words:
ameliorate, amend, commute, convert, deviate, differentiate, mend, metamorphose, modify, transform
derivations: alterable (adj.), alterably (adv.)
Homophone Note
The words alter and altar sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Parts
The word alter contains the following part:
alter, altr Latin root that means other; change