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1 alter

Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation:
— The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city.

synonyms: change, modify.

Roget 140: change, alter, vary, wax and wane; modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with; turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, ... show more

Dutch: altereren, changeren, converteren, herscheppen, modificeren, omzetten, variëren, veranderen, wijzigen

2 alter

Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence.

synonyms: change, vary.

Dutch: fluctueren, variëren, wisselen

3 alter

Make an alteration to.

4 alter

Insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby.

synonyms: falsify, interpolate.

5 alter

Remove the ovaries of.

synonyms: castrate, neuter, spay.

Roget 158: be impotent etc. adj.; not have a leg to stand on.    vouloir rompre l'anguille au genou [Fr.], vouloir prendre la lune avec les dents [Fr.].    collapse, faint, swoon, fall into a swoon, drop; go by the board, go by the wayside; ... show more

Dutch: castreert, castreren, steriliseren

Moby thesaurus: abate, accommodate, adapt, adjust, adjust to, alter into, ameliorate, assuage, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, become, better, bottom out, box in, break, break up, castrate, change, change into ... show more.

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Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).

synonyms: altitude, EL, elevation.

Polish: elewacja, wysokość

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