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Meaning of "alter" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ALTER

From Old French alterer, from Medieval Latin alterāre to change, from Latin alter other.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ALTER

alter  [ˈɔːltə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Alter is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb alter in English.

WHAT DOES ALTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Alter

To alter generally means to change something, and may refer to: ▪ Alter, people named Alter ▪ Alter ▪ Alter, lunar crater ▪ Alter Channel, Greek TV channel ▪ Archbishop Alter High School, Roman Catholic high school in Kettering, Ohio ▪ "Alter", a song by Raven from their 1994 album Glow ▪ ALTER, command in older implementations of COBOL ▪ Alter ego, or "alter" in popular usage, a "second self" ▪ Alter ▪ Alter, 2002 album by Floater ▪ Alter, 2006 remix album by Swiss band Knut...

Definition of alter in the English dictionary

The definition of alter in the dictionary is to make or become different in some respect; change.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ALTER

PRESENT

Present
I alter
you alter
he/she/it alters
we alter
you alter
they alter
Present continuous
I am altering
you are altering
he/she/it is altering
we are altering
you are altering
they are altering
Present perfect
I have altered
you have altered
he/she/it has altered
we have altered
you have altered
they have altered
Present perfect continuous
I have been altering
you have been altering
he/she/it has been altering
we have been altering
you have been altering
they have been altering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I altered
you altered
he/she/it altered
we altered
you altered
they altered
Past continuous
I was altering
you were altering
he/she/it was altering
we were altering
you were altering
they were altering
Past perfect
I had altered
you had altered
he/she/it had altered
we had altered
you had altered
they had altered
Past perfect continuous
I had been altering
you had been altering
he/she/it had been altering
we had been altering
you had been altering
they had been altering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will alter
you will alter
he/she/it will alter
we will alter
you will alter
they will alter
Future continuous
I will be altering
you will be altering
he/she/it will be altering
we will be altering
you will be altering
they will be altering
Future perfect
I will have altered
you will have altered
he/she/it will have altered
we will have altered
you will have altered
they will have altered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been altering
you will have been altering
he/she/it will have been altering
we will have been altering
you will have been altering
they will have been altering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would alter
you would alter
he/she/it would alter
we would alter
you would alter
they would alter
Conditional continuous
I would be altering
you would be altering
he/she/it would be altering
we would be altering
you would be altering
they would be altering
Conditional perfect
I would have alter
you would have alter
he/she/it would have alter
we would have alter
you would have alter
they would have alter
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been altering
you would have been altering
he/she/it would have been altering
we would have been altering
you would have been altering
they would have been altering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you alter
we let´s alter
you alter
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to alter
Past participle
altered
Present Participle
altering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALTER


altar
ˈɔːltə
assaulter
əˈsɔːltə
defaulter
dɪˈfɔːltə
desalter
diːˈsɔːltə
drysalter
ˈdraɪˌsɔːltə
exalter
ɪɡˈzɔːltə
falter
ˈfɔːltə
gaulter
ˈɡɔːltə
Gibraltar
dʒɪˈbrɔːltə
halter
ˈhɔːltə
Malta
ˈmɔːltə
misalter
ˌmɪsˈɔːltə
palter
ˈpɔːltə
pole-vaulter
ˈpəʊlˌvɔːltə
Psalter
ˈsɔːltə
re-alter
riːˈɔːltə
salter
ˈsɔːltə
superaltar
ˈsuːpərˌɔːltə
vaulter
ˈvɔːltə
waghalter
ˈwæɡˌhɔːltə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALTER

alter ego
alterability
alterable
alterably
alterant
alteration
alterations
alterative
altercate
altercation
altercative
altered chord
alterer
alterity
altern
alternance
alternant
alternat
alternate

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALTER

air filter
band-pass filter
consulter
coulter
felter
filter
homeless shelter
milter
occulter
oil filter
poulter
quilter
shelter
skelter
smelter
swelter
tax shelter
Walter
water filter
welter

Synonyms and antonyms of alter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ALTER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «alter» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of alter

Translation of «alter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALTER

Find out the translation of alter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of alter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «alter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

改变
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alterar
570 millions of speakers

English

alter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बदल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُبَدِّلُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

изменять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alterar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিবর্তন করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

altérer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ubah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ändern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

変更する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...을 바꾸다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngowahi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thay đổi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बदल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

değiştirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

modificare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zmienić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

змінювати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a schimba
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

αλλάζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verander
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

ändra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

endre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of alter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALTER»

The term «alter» is very widely used and occupies the 4.928 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALTER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about alter

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10 QUOTES WITH «ALTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word alter.
1
James Truslow Adams
The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
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John Adams
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.
3
Kate Bernheimer
With our evolved busy hands and our evolved busy brains, in an extraordinarily short period of time we've managed to alter the earth with such geologic-forcing effects that we ourselves are forces of nature. Climate change, ocean acidification, the sixth mass extinction of species.
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Amy Bloom
Short stories have no net. The writer cannot take a leisurely sixty pages to get things moving, or make a side trip onto a barely related subject, or slack off in the last forty pages. Everything is right now, right here, in the reader's grasp and mind's eye. The writer has twenty to thirty pages to entice, seduce, enter, and alter the reader.
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Lindy Booth
I definitely have an alter ego that can come out and get me out of situations where I'm having social anxiety. I can take a deep breath and create a bubble so I can perform in some way.
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Arthur Boyd
Art doesn't alter things. It points things out, but it doesn't alter them. It can't, no matter what a painter wants to do.
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David K. E. Bruce
I thought that in general we in the United States were too optimistic in believing that the Soviets might alter what had been for a long time, as a matter of fact for centuries, fundamental Russian policies in respect to the rest of the world.
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Luke Bryan
Just really, really believe in what you're trying to do. Don't let people alter that. Let people advise you and lead you down paths to make smart business decisions. But trust your instinct and trust that overwhelming drive that made you put all your dreams and everything on the line.
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Kobe Bryant
In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball's different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There's a lot of great individual talent.
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Kobe Bryant
The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I'm out there on the basketball court.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALTER»

Discover the use of alter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to alter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies
Alter relates the untold story behind Obama’s highs and lows, from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound to the frustration of the debt ceiling fiasco to his unexpected run-ins with black and Latino activists.
Jonathan Alter, 2013
2
Alter-Globalization: Becoming Actors in a Global Age
This book analyses this worldwide movement on the bases of extensive field research conducted since 1999.
Geoffrey Pleyers, 2013
3
Sport Stretch
Demonstrates a variety of stretch programs for 41 sports, and discusses the most effective exercises for each sport, including warm ups and cools-downs
Michael J. Alter, 1998
4
Gandhi's Body: Sex, Diet, and the Politics of Nationalism
"This brilliant and infuriating book is the latest intriguing offering from one of the most original anthropologists working.
Joseph S. Alter, 2011
5
The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary
Alter’s The Book of Psalms captures the simplicity, the physicality, and the coiled rhythmic power of the Hebrew, restoring the remarkable eloquence of these ancient poems.
Robert Alter, 2009
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Alter Ego: Centennial
"The 100th edition of Alter ego"--Spine.
Roy Thomas, Jim Amash, 2011
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The Art of Biblical Poetry
In "The Art of Biblical Poetry," his companion to the seminal "The Art of Biblical Narrative," Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible.
Robert Alter, 2011
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Genesis
A new translation of the first book of the Bible honors meanings and literary strategies of the ancient Hebrew language, while bringing the stories together in a narrative format that makes it read more like a fully integrated book
Robert Alter, 1997
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Alter Ego: Avatars and Their Creators
Explores the personal and social identities being shaped in the metaverse at the beginning of the 21st century.
Robbie Cooper, 2007
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Alter Icons: The Russian Icon and Modernity
"A collection of essays by eleven scholars of Russian history, art, literature, cinema, philosophy, and theology that track key shifts in the production, circulation, and consumption of the Russian icon from Peter the Great's Enlightenment ...
Jefferson J. A. Gatrall, Douglas M. Greenfield, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term alter is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cue Huey Lewis: Readers go back in time, alter history
The blockbuster's milestone got me thinking: Suppose we could climb into a time machine and change the past. What would we alter and why? «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
2
Beyonce has Yoncé, Nicki Minaj has Roman, and Lianne La Havas …
but when she's not on stage melting hearts, the 23-year-old songstress' alter ego likes to come out and play. “I try to be myself all the time,” the ... «Essence.com, Jul 15»
3
ALTER Questions the Leadership Candidates on the Land Value …
ALTER is an Associated Organisation within the Liberal Democrats dedicated to advancing the causes of the Land Value Tax and other ... «Liberal Democrat Voice, Jul 15»
4
Ruling could alter maps
Some Kentuckians contend a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week will help them change the state's redistricting procedure. Richard Beliles ... «Bowling Green Daily News, Jul 15»
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Cynthia Bailey Reveals Her Alter Ego's Go-to Lippie
Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Cynthia Bailey, loves to rock a nude lip. So, when we asked about what color lipstick her alter ego wears, we ... «Essence.com, Jul 15»
6
Wonder Years' Dan Campbell brings his alter ego to Vans Warped …
In 2005, Dan "Soupy" Campbell helped start The Wonder Years, a band that has since emerged as one of punk's most popular acts. «Newsday, Jul 15»
7
Mother swapped babies to alter DNA test results
A mother who did not want her daughter's biological father to be officially recognised has been prosecuted after she sent a friend's child for a ... «Times of Malta, Jul 15»
8
Stephen Alter
When: I try to write every morning from 6:00 am to 11:00 am, with a short interruption for breakfast. My target is 1,000 words a day. I've never ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
9
Another 'BlazBlue: Alter Memory' Dubbed Anime Clip Arrives
BlazBlue Image 2 FUNimation's release of BlazBlue: Alter Memory came out on June 30th, 2015 and there's still a bit promotion to be done with ... «The Fandom Post, Jul 15»
10
Gubb waves off his Mexican alter ego
Until recently, Charlie Gubb feared his time with the Warriors might be defined by his comedic roles in the Wendy's burger television ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»

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