Associations to the word «Alter»


ALTER, verb. (transitive) To change the form or structure of.
ALTER, verb. (intransitive) To become different.
ALTER, verb. (transitive) To tailor clothes to make them fit.
ALTER, verb. (transitive) To castrate, neuter or spay (a dog or other animal).
ALTER, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To agitate; to affect mentally.
ALTER EGO, noun. Somebody's alternate personality or persona; another self.
ALTER EGO, noun. A very close and intimate friend.
ALTER EGOS, noun. Plural of alter ego

Dictionary definition

ALTER, verb. Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue".
ALTER, verb. Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season".
ALTER, verb. Make an alteration to; "This dress needs to be altered".
ALTER, verb. Insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby.
ALTER, verb. Remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?".

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