verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- altazimuth mounting,
- altdorfer, albrecht,
- alte pinakothek,
- alter ego,
- alter idem,
Origin of alter
Examples from the Web for altered
Another time he altered the program so that the high score table would refuse to display the initials of one of his colleagues.
The loss of authenticity is equal to loss of the whole site as a cultural resource—its entire DNA is altered.
Both verify that the ad ran on Grindr and has not been edited or altered in any way.
The Oscar winning actress has been torn to shreds by the media and public for her altered face.Renee Zellweger’s Fine, But We Need Some Work: The Toxic Pursuit of ‘Effortless’ Beauty|Amanda Marcotte|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It changed him significantly, altered his ideas, and I believe had a profound effect on his best friend Martin.
In it was one passage upon which Raymond Lulli happened, and which altered the whole course of his life.A Modern Aladdin|Howard Pyle
Then came the visit to Brook Street, and Ayala returned quite an altered young woman.Ayala's Angel|Anthony Trollope
The happiness of my early days was painted to me; the disquiet of my manhood, the altered faith of my declining years.Twice-Told Tales|Nathaniel Hawthorne
In this locality the original rock is a peridotite, relatively low in nickel, which has been altered to serpentine.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
This should only be altered by competent service stations using accurate measuring instruments.
Word Origin 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.