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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

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

Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.
Marcel Proust

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
John Adams
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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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