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Meaning of alter

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation;
           "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth
           pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my
           thinking about the issue" [syn: {change}, {alter},
      2: become different in some particular way, without permanently
         losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her
         mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The
         supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the
         season" [syn: {change}, {alter}, {vary}]
      3: make an alteration to; "This dress needs to be altered"
      4: insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby [syn:
         {interpolate}, {alter}, {falsify}]
      5: remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?" [syn: {alter},
         {neuter}, {spay}, {castrate}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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