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Synonyms for alter
ˈɔl təral·ter

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. alterverb

    To change is distinctively to make a thing other than it has been, in some respect at least; to exchange to put or take something else in its place; to alter is ordinarily to change partially, to make different in one or more particulars. To exchange is often to transfer ownership; as, to exchange city for country property. Change is often used in the sense of exchange; as, to change horses. To transmute is to change the qualities while the substance remains the same; as, to transmute the baser metals into gold. To transform is to change form or appearance, with or without deeper and more essential change; it is less absolute than transmute, tho sometimes used for that word, and is often used in a spiritual sense as transmute could not be; "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind," Rom. xii, 2. Transfigure is, as in its Scriptural use, to change in an exalted and glorious spiritual way; "Jesus ... was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light," Matt. xvii, 1, 2. To metamorphose is to make some remarkable change, ordinarily in external qualities, but often in structure, use, or chemical constitution, as of a caterpillar into a butterfly, of the stamens of a plant into petals, or of the crystalline structure of rocks, hence called "metamorphic rocks," as when a limestone is metamorphosed into a marble. To vary is to change from time to time, often capriciously. To commute is to put something easier, lighter, milder, or in some way more favorable in place of that which is commuted; as, to commute capital punishment to imprisonment for life; to commute daily fares on a railway to a monthly payment. To convert (Latin con, with, and verto, turn) is to primarily turn about, and signifies to change in form, character, use, etc., through a wide range of relations; iron is converted into steel, joy into grief, a sinner into a saint. To turn is a popular word for change in any sense short of the meaning of exchange, being often equivalent to alter, convert, transform, transmute, etc. We modify or qualify a statement which might seem too strong; we modify it by some limitation, qualify it by some addition.

    Synonyms:
    change, change, commute, convert, diversify, exchange, metamorphose, modify, qualify, shift, substitute, transfigure, transform, transmute, turn, vary, veer

    Antonyms:
    abide, bide, continue, endure, hold, keep, persist, remain, retain, stay

    Preposition:
    To change a home toilet for a street dress; to change from a caterpillar to or into a butterfly; to change clothes with a beggar.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. alter

    Synonyms:
    substitute, change, vary, modify, exchange, diversify, remodel

    Antonyms:
    retain, perpetuate, conserve, stereotype, arrest, solidify, stabilitate

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. change, alter, modifyverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    change, interchange, interpolate, modify, vary, qualify, commute, shift, exchange, neuter, falsify, castrate, spay, convert, switch, transfer, deepen

  2. change, alter, varyverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    change, interchange, variegate, interpolate, motley, modify, vary, commute, shift, exchange, neuter, falsify, castrate, spay, depart, convert, switch, transfer, deviate, diverge, deepen

  3. alterverb

    make an alteration to

    "This dress needs to be altered"

    Synonyms:
    change, vary, modify, spay, neuter, falsify, interpolate, castrate

  4. interpolate, alter, falsifyverb

    insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby

    Synonyms:
    warp, fudge, interpolate, misrepresent, cook, extrapolate, modify, vary, manipulate, spay, wangle, neuter, falsify, castrate, distort, garble, fake, change

  5. alter, neuter, spay, castrateverb

    remove the ovaries of

    "Is your cat spayed?"

    Synonyms:
    change, vary, modify, demasculinise, demasculinize, expurgate, bowdlerize, shorten, spay, neuter, falsify, emasculate, interpolate, castrate, bowdlerise

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  1. change

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. alterverb

    Synonyms:
    change (partially), vary, modify, shift, turn, transmute, metamorphose, transform, convert, make some change in

  2. alterverb

    Synonyms:
    vary, change, be changeable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote

  1. alterverb

    Synonyms:
    change, geld, castrate

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "alter":

    amend, modify, change, modifying, affect, altar, vary, impair, tamper, changing, edit

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How to use alter in a sentence?

  1. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc:

    If the day come when Kilicdaroglu says 'sorry, but we will not form a government [with you],' then we will alter our course to the MHP. I believe we can form a government [with the MHP] if we can reach a common understanding.

  2. James Arthur Baldwin:

    You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can't, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world... The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way ... people look at reality, then you can change it.

  3. RJ Intindola:

    Avoid constantly trying to adapt to situations, people, and other circumstances that have no value to your future. The phenomenon of always attempting to please and alter behavior is more likely to be unsuccessful then to enhance your life. Adapt by continuing to learn and improve your knowledge

  4. Steven Fielding:

    The divisions did not disappear just because they had had a polite agreement to disagree, it got them through the referendum campaign but it didn't alter the situation that there were significant figures in the party who wanted to come out and those who wanted to stay in.

  5. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps:

    What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motions of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.


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