Part of speech: verb

To change; vary; modify; transform.

Part of speech: verb

To become different.

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Usage examples "alter":

  1. I had determined at one time that the memory of these evils should die with me, but you have won me to alter my determination. - "Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus", Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley.
  2. " That would hardly alter your position, except that you would be then, not heir, but master," she says, smiling sweetly at him. - "Molly Bawn", Margaret Wolfe Hamilton.
  3. I perceived also the useful part that had been played by Philippa's pony, but it did not alter the fact that Master Eddy was showing his gratitude like a hero. - "Further Experiences of an Irish R.M.", E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross.