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Definition of Alter


  1. To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to modify.
  2. To agitate; to affect mentally.
  3. To geld.
  4. To become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change; as, the weather alters almost daily; rocks or minerals alter by exposure.

Alter Quotations

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mahatma Gandhi

It's a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn't think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself.
Richard Dawkins

Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman.

My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out.
Chris Brown

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
William James
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Alter Translations

alter in Afrikaans is verander
alter in Danish is forandre
alter in Dutch is anders maken, veranderen
alter in Italian is variare, alterare
alter in Latin is novo
alter in Portuguese is altere
alter in Spanish is combiar, modificar, alterar, modificar
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