Definition and Meanings for alter
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Part of Speech of alter
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of alter
Meaning of alter
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to modify.
- to agitate; to affect mentally.
- to geld.
as intransitive verb
- to become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change; as, the weather alters almost daily; rocks or minerals alter by exposure.