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English definition of “alter”
/ˈɔl·tər/ v [I/T]
› to change a characteristic, often slightly, or to cause this to happen: [T] The coat was too long, so I took it back to the store to have it altered. alterable /ˈɔl·tər·ə·bəl/ adj › Some things in life are not alterable. alteration
/ˌɔl·təˈreɪ·ʃən/ n [C/U] › [C] I had to make some alterations in my research paper.