Definition of 'alter'
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Industrial policy means intervening to alter the structure of production to benefit sectors that are thought to offer better prospects for growth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He didn't expect me to change or alter my work pattern. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No amount of political manoeuvring can alter the fact that Heathrow is in the wrong place. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you turn it into something which people would prefer to see, you are altering the facts of history. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Negotiations in the past two months have centred on altering the balance of the offer, as well as raising the price. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That goal, he now reflects, altered the course of his life more than he had expected. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Without altering its structure the landscape shrugged off the works of man. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)These pulses make you alter your position and stop snoring. The Sun (2013)With his departure there was an incident that almost altered the course of the war. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)His business cards play on this alter ego. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This does not alter the fact that the crime of embezzlement has occurred. Christianity Today (2000)To alter the balance you have to rebuild the refinery. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What small change would alter the capacity of the whole of our resources? MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)Its incoherent political structure had altered little in a thousand years. THE FOUR NATIONS: A History of the United Kingdom (2002)But the simple choices you make alter your story in hundreds of minor ways. The Sun (2010)Modern scientific capability has profoundly altered the course of human life. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The facts were altered to suit the theory. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is because the balance of contrasts alters. Learn to Draw Countryside (1996)We will change and alter it around. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is unclear how many schools may decide to alter their term structures. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Custom is the slowest of all to alter its course. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)It is always possible to tweak an engine to alter the balance between these considerations. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They change colour and alter the mood. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Everyone will have recognised that we needed to alter the structure. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Washington altered course only this year. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My alter ego was born. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They say it's so a couple of roundabouts can be altered to make the traffic flow more freely in the future. The Sun (2016)The petite actress was left reeling after learning she had the disease for real just as her Weatherfield alter ego was told she had it too. The Sun (2010)Ah yes, the Branning alter ego. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'alter'
British English: alter /ˈɔːltə/ VERB
If something alters, or if you alter it, it changes.
Not much had altered in the village.
- American English: alter
- Arabic: يُبَدِّلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: alterar
- Chinese: 改变
- Croatian: promijeniti
- Czech: změnit (se)
- Danish: ændre
- Dutch: veranderen
- European Spanish: alterar
- Finnish: muuttaa toisenlaiseksi
- French: altérer
- German: ändern
- Greek: αλλάζω
- Italian: modificare
- Japanese: 変更する
- Korean: ...을 바꾸다
- Norwegian: endre
- Polish: zmienić
- European Portuguese: alterar
- Romanian: a schimba"a altera,
- Russian: изменять
- Spanish: alterar
- Swedish: ändra
- Thai: ปรับเปลี่ยน
- Turkish: değiştirmek
- Ukrainian: змінювати
- Vietnamese: thay đổi
Definition of alter from the Collins English Dictionary
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