verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Examples from the Web for alter
They dye their hair and alter their clothes, but not enough to attract attention from authorities.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom|Lizzie Crocker|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of the things Lawrence had to alter from the book involved President Coin, played by Julianne Moore.‘Mockingjay’s’ Mastermind: Francis Lawrence on the Book vs. Movie, ISIS Parallels, and More|Marlow Stern|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both Trudeau and Alter, levelheaded as they are, are extremely meticulous about their production.
“Democrats say, ‘The only Republicans I like are the ones I see on Alpha House,’” Alter says.
But he said Felina could not be convinced to alter her behavior to account for the increased danger.She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted Her Murder.|Jason McGahan|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The law of nature is unalterable; God Himself cannot alter it any more than He can alter a mathematical axiom.
It is on the whole better to give titles than to alter tariffs in return for subscriptions to party funds.The Island Mystery|George A. Birmingham
Whether they said any thing by way of discussion I do not know—at any rate, it did not alter Tidy's determination.Step by Step|The American Tract Society
Though, purse-proud with your riches, you strut along, yet fortune does not alter your birth.The Works of Horace|Horace
The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden
British Dictionary definitions for alter (1 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for alter (2 of 2)
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Word Origin and History for alter
late 14c., "to change (something)," from Old French alterer "change, alter," from Medieval Latin alterare "to change," from Latin alter "the other (of the two)," from PIE *al- "beyond" (see alias (adv.)) + comparative suffix -ter (cf. other). Intransitive sense "to become otherwise" first recorded 1580s. Related: Altered; altering.