Synonyms for alter

Grammar : Verb
Spell : awl-ter
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɔl tər

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Définition of alter

Origin :
  • 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.
  • verb change
  • verb sterilize animal
Example sentences :
  • This, I dare say, will make them alter their behaviour to you.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • To this he consents; but he has not courage to alter the family customs.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • Christine might be right, but that did not alter things for him.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • They often say in their Gnomic aphorisms, ‘Even the Gods cannot alter the past.’
  • Extract from : « De Profundis » by Oscar Wilde
  • It was all in vain, he confesses; he could not alter the convictions of the Empress.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • To say that an officer is never, for any object, to alter his orders, is what I cannot comprehend.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson » by Robert Southey
  • I cannot say that I am pleased with all I have written—yet will not now alter it.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • That she would so alter her affairs that I might be entangled in no lawsuits.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • "That is one of the habits I must alter in the children," thought Constance.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • However much you may try to explain it, you cannot alter it.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for alter

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