Definition of "alter" [al•ter]

  • (verb-transitive) To change or make different; modify: altered my will.
  • (verb-transitive) To adjust (a garment) for a better fit.
  • (verb-transitive) To castrate or spay (an animal, such as a cat or a dog).
  • (verb-intransitive) To change or become different.
  • (verb) to make or become different in some respect; change

Use "alter" in a sentence

  • "Over the alter is a painting of Christ and his twelve apostles at ye passover supper very naturally drawn, and over it a Large window full of fine paintings – the history of the testaments."
  • "They argue that the socialization, rituals and beliefs that make up religion help the brain alter itself, to “brainsoothe.”"
  • "TV lounges and other communal shared space inside a closed building would certain alter what a reasonable person would expect the landlord to have done in selecting tenants."

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