alter
verb
ADVERB
completely, considerably (esp. BrE), dramatically, drastically, fundamentally, greatly, profoundly, radically, significantly, substantially

He had not altered greatly in the last ten years.

slightly
forever, irreversibly, irrevocably, permanently
PHRASES
not alter the fact that

Unemployment has come down slightly but this does not alter the fact that it is still a major problem.

Alter is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑expression
Alter is used with these nouns as the object: ↑angle, ↑appearance, ↑balance, ↑behaviour, ↑composition, ↑consciousness, ↑course, ↑destiny, ↑environment, ↑fate, ↑form, ↑landscape, ↑level, ↑meaning, ↑nature, ↑pattern, ↑perception, ↑practice, ↑property, ↑reality, ↑schedule, ↑setting, ↑shape, ↑stance, ↑structure, ↑style, ↑understanding, ↑view, ↑will, ↑wording

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  • Alter — Al ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Altered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Altering}.] [F. alt[ e]rer, LL. alterare, fr. L. alter other, alius other. Cf. {Else}, {Other}.] 1. To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alter — ¹Alter 1. alter Herr/Mann, Greis, Rentner, Senior, Väterchen; (schweiz.): Ätti; (ugs.): Großvater; (ugs., oft scherzh. od. abwertend): Opa, Opi; (ugs., oft fam. scherzh. od. abwertend): Vater; (salopp abwertend): alter Knacker; (verhüll.):… …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • alter — UK US /ˈɔːltər/ verb [I or T] ► to change the appearance, character, or structure of something, or to be changed in this way: »Just last week, the company agreed to alter some of its business practices. »If they want to continue to have enough… …   Financial and business terms

  • Alter — [Basiswortschatz (Rating 1 1500)] Bsp.: • Sie ist 13 Jahre alt. • Ich kenne sein Alter nicht. • Das Alter beginnt mit 65 oder 70 (Jahren). • 3 Wochen Veranstaltungen für Kinder und Jugendliche im Alter von 12 bis 17 Jahren. • In ihrem Alter kann… …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Alter — Alter, gewöhnlich die Bezeichnung für die letzte Periode des Lebens, sofern dasselbe sich der als normal angenommenen Gränze nähert; in physiologischer Beziehung die Zahl der von der Geburt an verflossenen Jahre; man theilt es gewöhnlich in 6… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • alter — I verb adapt, adjust, amend, change, commutare, commute, convert, deviate, immutare, innovate, invert, make innovations, metamorphose, moderate, modify, modulate, mutare, qualify, rearrange, recast, reconstruct, reorganize, temper, transform,… …   Law dictionary

  • Alter — Alter: Das altgerm. Wort für »Lebensalter, Lebenszeit, Zeit« (mhd. alter, ahd. altar, niederl. ouder‹dom›, aengl. ealdor, schwed. ålder) gehört zu der Wortgruppe von ↑ alt. Im heutigen Sprachgebrauch wird »Alter« gewöhnlich im Sinne von… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Alter — Sn std. (8. Jh.), mhd. alter, ahd. altar, as. aldar Stammwort. Aus g. * aldra n. (im Nordischen m., gotisch unbestimmt) Lebensalter , auch in anord. aldr m., ae. ealdor, afr. alder; gotisch nur in fram aldrs bejahrt ; vermutlich tro Bildung zu g …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • alter — (v.) late 14c., to change (something), from O.Fr. alterer change, alter, from M.L. alterare to change, from L. alter the other (of the two), from PIE *al beyond (see ALIAS (Cf. alias) (adv.)) + comparative suffix ter (Cf. OTHER (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • alter — s. m. 1. Raça de cavalos originária de Alter do Chão, no Alentejo. 2. Cavalo luso árabe.   ‣ Etimologia: Alter [do Chão], topônimo   • Confrontar: haltere …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Alter — Al ter, v. i. To become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change; as, the weather alters almost daily; rocks or minerals alter by exposure. The law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. Dan. vi. 8. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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