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1. alter

verb. ['ˈɔltɝ'] cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.

Synonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • cook
  • enable
  • unify
  • transaminate
  • bestow
  • liquidize
  • transmute
  • loose
  • dizzy
  • bestialise
  • exacerbate
  • deodourise
  • subtilize
  • full
  • barb
  • oxidate
  • substitute
  • intransitivize
  • Frenchify
  • internationalize
  • unsanctify
  • animise
  • contract
  • ash
  • colourize
  • set up
  • blister
  • vitalize
  • wake up
  • ready
  • mince
  • liberalise
  • better
  • devilize
  • ornament
  • edit out
  • civilise
  • prostrate
  • liquefy
  • vitalise
  • symmetrise
  • dope
  • vivify
  • vaporise
  • heat
  • dissonate
  • muddy
  • touch on
  • industrialise
  • commute
  • humble
  • regenerate
  • shape
  • lessen
  • straighten out
  • sanctify
  • touch
  • barbarize
  • cry
  • synchronise
  • domesticate
  • vascularize
  • vitiate
  • empty
  • inform
  • womanize
  • schematize
  • slenderize
  • cause to sleep
  • modify
  • market
  • recommend
  • weaponize
  • classicize
  • desensitise
  • schematise
  • rectify
  • condense
  • Europeanise
  • complicate
  • vulgarize
  • hydrogenate
  • inspissate
  • masculinize
  • allegorise
  • arterialise
  • interchange
  • automate
  • personalize
  • centralize
  • blunt
  • undo
  • exteriorise
  • impart
  • adjust
  • transform
  • inflate
  • demagnetise
  • grace
  • round off
  • decrease
  • colourise
  • mythologize
  • chasten
  • switch
  • delay
  • rarefy
  • domesticize
  • amend
  • humanize
  • deaminize
  • sublimate
  • break down
  • confuse
  • demythologise
  • vitrify
  • exasperate
  • grime
  • demonise
  • isomerise
  • dismiss
  • round
  • dirty
  • disable
  • parallel
  • rusticate
  • stabilise
  • debauch
  • contaminate
  • affect
  • humanise
  • etiolate
  • unclutter
  • still
  • beautify
  • objectify
  • excite
  • beef up
  • sober
  • acetylize
  • concentrate
  • immaterialize
  • verbify
  • equalise
  • magnetize
  • deactivate
  • alcoholize
  • glamourize
  • morph
  • denationalise
  • envenom
  • colly
  • invalidate
  • demoralise
  • shade
  • void
  • tone down
  • devalue
  • refine
  • oxygenise
  • invert
  • barbarise
  • oxidize
  • energize
  • commercialise
  • alchemize
  • sensibilize
  • tense
  • colour in
  • tenderize
  • bedim
  • increase
  • digitise
  • destress
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
  • urbanise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • shoal
  • legitimate
  • westernize
  • even
  • evaporate
  • change
  • constitutionalize
  • crack
  • patent
  • sauce
  • sputter
  • untie
  • obfuscate
  • mature
  • decimalise
  • equate
  • plump out
  • redo
  • minify
  • mark
  • politicize
  • let up
  • raise
  • stain
  • assimilate
  • suburbanise
  • smut
  • feminize
  • urbanize
  • polarize
  • animalize
  • alienate
  • colour
  • depolarise
  • accelerate
  • lubricate
  • naturalize
  • exchange
  • ventilate
  • embrittle
  • brighten
  • form
  • coagulate
  • deodorize
  • supercharge
  • lighten
  • depress
  • fatten out
  • demythologize
  • nationalise
  • ionate
  • amalgamate
  • supple
  • immortalize
  • acerbate
  • coarsen
  • desensitize
  • purge
  • deodorise
  • immaterialise
  • fill out
  • perplex
  • conventionalise
  • animalise
  • denaturalize
  • pressurise
  • bear upon
  • democratize
  • add
  • soil
  • translate
  • recombine
  • detransitivise
  • equalize
  • fertilize
  • detransitivize
  • turn
  • achromatize
  • cool down
  • break
  • antiquate
  • energise
  • revolutionise
  • blind
  • opsonize
  • westernise
  • unscramble
  • decentralise
  • strengthen
  • nick
  • purify
  • slow down
  • conventionalize
  • democratise
  • devilise
  • ease off
  • mythicise
  • normalize
  • arouse
  • orientalise
  • reverse
  • counterchange
  • simplify
  • waken
  • communise
  • customize
  • speed up
  • demist
  • sweeten
  • bolshevise
  • accustom
  • charge
  • deaden
  • turn back
  • mechanize
  • draw
  • vascularise
  • heat up
  • misdirect
  • improve
  • acetylise
  • ossify
  • color
  • habituate
  • iodinate
  • sentimentalize
  • fatten
  • angulate
  • solvate
  • retard
  • deprave
  • unfit
  • eternize
  • debase
  • unsubstantialize
  • mythologise
  • ameliorate
  • decelerate
  • colorize
  • animate
  • decimalize
  • round down
  • solemnize
  • fill
  • classicise
  • lend
  • officialise
  • redact
  • exteriorize
  • lace
  • reclaim
  • romanticize
  • darken
  • fat
  • aerate
  • occidentalise
  • fasten
  • tender
  • obnubilate
  • indispose
  • loosen
  • subdue
  • impact
  • bubble
  • circularize
  • depersonalize
  • untune
  • decrepitate
  • flocculate
  • eroticize
  • proof
  • constitutionalise
  • color in
  • make full
  • aggravate
  • externalize
  • blear
  • animize
  • steepen
  • normalise
  • dissolve
  • visualise
  • flatten
  • edit
  • digitalize
  • flesh out
  • collimate
  • uniformize
  • reflate
  • clean
  • acetylate
  • achromatise
  • transpose
  • de-emphasize
  • begrime
  • round out
  • glamorise
  • Islamize
  • stiffen
  • eternalize
  • make clean
  • volatilize
  • boil
  • socialise
  • depolarize
  • rarify
  • spiritualize
  • relax
  • revolutionize
  • officialize
  • cohere
  • Europeanize
  • dinge
  • even out
  • harmonise
  • archaise
  • archaize
  • set
  • opalise
  • professionalise
  • glamourise
  • overturn
  • insulate
  • dry
  • deaminate
  • cool
  • militarise
  • opalize
  • naturalise
  • politicise
  • lift
  • territorialize
  • alkalinize
  • shallow
  • check
  • refreshen
  • compensate
  • obliterate
  • domesticise
  • feminise
  • overcloud
  • equal
  • effeminise
  • arterialize
  • lifehack
  • diabolise
  • oxygenize
  • fecundate
  • degauss
  • diabolize
  • ripen
  • unsubstantialise
  • bemire
  • introvert
  • paganise
  • externalise
  • clarify
  • string
  • gelatinise
  • sex up
  • bear on
  • rouse
  • change taste
  • digitalise
  • reconstruct
  • warm
  • plasticize
  • liberalize
  • harmonize
  • depersonalise
  • visualize
  • wake
  • land
  • denature
  • transubstantiate
  • eternise
  • radicalize
  • clot
  • dull
  • volatilise
  • restore
  • cloud
  • plasticise
  • cut
  • decorate
  • remodel
  • sentimentalise
  • emulsify
  • veil
  • disintegrate
  • dynamise
  • glorify
  • nazify
  • fill up
  • shorten
  • isomerize
  • sanitize
  • camp
  • rationalise
  • set aside
  • piggyback
  • moderate
  • industrialize
  • spice
  • refresh
  • age
  • obscure
  • incandesce
  • deflate
  • brutalise
  • extend
  • spice up
  • make grow
  • contribute
  • suspend
  • renormalise
  • temper
  • communize
  • individualize
  • unite
  • denationalize
  • harshen
  • civilize
  • capture
  • break up
  • laicize
  • oxidise
  • make
  • rationalize
  • romanticise
  • meliorate
  • solemnise
  • disorder
  • calcify
  • glamorize
  • fix
  • antique
  • virilise
  • terminate
  • clear
  • laicise
  • embellish
  • liquify
  • widen
  • dissimilate
  • profane
  • saturate
  • bolshevize
  • commix
  • neutralise
  • redress
  • allegorize
  • match
  • intensify
  • neutralize
  • transitivize
  • sanitise
  • shake
  • expand
  • disturb
  • colorise
  • unsex
  • customise
  • reinstate
  • stabilize
  • fertilise
  • ease up
  • end
  • inseminate
  • prepare
  • deform
  • synchronize
  • elaborate
  • reestablish
  • hide
  • change intensity
  • dynamize
  • liquidise
  • diversify
  • right
  • discolor
  • uniformise
  • automatise
  • sensibilise
  • demonize
  • magnetise
  • fortify
  • occidentalize
  • variegate
  • thicken
  • inactivate
  • transitivise
  • commercialize
  • individualise
  • Americanise
  • pervert
  • tighten
  • decarboxylate
  • gear up
  • socialize
  • correct
  • masculinise
  • effeminize
  • transfigure
  • alien
  • shift
  • validate
  • Americanize
  • alcoholise
  • reform
  • etherealize
  • internationalise
  • freshen
  • disenable
  • freeze
  • lower
  • crush
  • defog
  • personalise
  • opacify
  • awaken
  • intransitivise
  • fatten up
  • nationalize
  • damage
  • pall
  • disarray
  • immortalise
  • blot out
  • adorn
  • louden
  • port
  • disqualify
  • replace
  • chill
  • speed
  • territorialise
  • incapacitate
  • bestialize
  • dry out
  • polarise
  • soften
  • suburbanize
  • tenderise
  • Islamise
  • merge
  • mechanise
  • orientalize
  • plump
  • renormalize
  • outmode
  • virilize
  • militarize
  • elevate
  • brutalize
  • scramble
  • change over
  • de-emphasise
  • sharpen
  • hue
  • symmetrize
  • straighten
  • sensify
  • vulgarise
  • decentralize
  • worsen
  • corrupt
  • demagnetize
  • uglify
  • sexualize
  • estrange
  • bring
  • vesiculate
  • paganize
  • demoralize
  • disharmonize
  • weaken
  • saponify
  • denaturalise
  • pressurize
  • centralise
  • poison
  • lighten up
  • demulsify
  • activate
  • slenderise
  • put
  • blur
  • gelatinize
  • disaffect
  • mythicize
  • spike
  • convert
  • chord
  • eternalise
  • alkalinise
  • tame
  • sexualise
  • subvert
  • mix
  • get
  • professionalize
  • think
  • develop
  • wet
  • alchemise
  • etherialise
  • digitize
  • drop
  • automatize

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise
  • transitivize
  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring
  • stabilize
  • better
  • assimilate
  • stiffen
  • thin
  • heat
  • discolor
  • accelerate
  • tune
  • denazify
  • magnetise
  • naturalize
  • brighten
  • occidentalize
  • inactivate
  • de-iodinate
  • dry
  • cool
  • demythologize
  • discharge
  • nationalise
  • desensitize
  • validate
  • qualify
  • denaturalize
  • empty
  • cause to sleep
  • personalise
  • detransitivize
  • awaken
  • deoxidize
  • nationalize
  • dehumanize
  • complicate
  • hydrogenate
  • unscramble
  • strengthen
  • decentralise
  • clarify
  • focus
  • rejuvenate
  • personalize
  • orientalize
  • centralize
  • clutter
  • orientalise
  • inflate
  • depersonalise
  • demagnetise
  • simplify
  • decrease
  • scramble
  • mythologize
  • dull
  • sharpen
  • decentralize
  • quieten
  • worsen
  • deoxidise
  • emulsify
  • demagnetize
  • weaken
  • dirty
  • disable
  • stabilise
  • centralise
  • demulsify
  • deflate
  • activate
  • odorize
  • beautify
  • decelerate
  • wrong
  • order
  • fill
  • concentrate
  • denationalize
  • magnetize
  • de-ionate
  • tire
  • denationalise
  • begin
  • odourise
  • darken
  • invalidate
  • wet
  • occidentalise

Etymology

  • alterer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alterare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Alter

  • gibraltar
  • defaulter
  • saulter
  • altar

Example sentences of the word alter


1. Verb, base form
Ellipticals also allow you to alter the incline height and the difficulty of the pedal stroke.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Certain medications may interact with Tylenol 3 with codeine and alter or intensify side effects 14.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Mods typically alter gameplay and behavior as opposed to adding new objects to the game.

4. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Because anesthetic medications independently alter these functions, potassium balance must be maintained to ensure safe anesthesia.

Quotes containing the word alter


1. Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.
- Allen Klein

2. Corporations, consumers, and citizens must begin acting in concert to create a powerful third pillar of social transformation if we hope to meet the social challenges we currently face with equal force. This begins with corporations that choose to alter how they practice capitalism in two ways to serve the greater good.
- Simon Mainwaring

3. The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
- William James

2. alter

verb. ['ˈɔltɝ'] become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence.

Synonyms

  • widen
  • avianise
  • modulate
  • narrow
  • avianize
  • change
  • take in
  • let out
  • alternate
  • move
  • accommodate
  • adapt
  • specialise
  • radiate
  • vary
  • jump
  • broaden
  • branch out
  • specialize
  • honeycomb
  • narrow down
  • break
  • crackle

Antonyms

  • diversify
  • take in
  • destalinize
  • stalinize

Etymology

  • alterer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alterare (Latin)

3. alter

verb. ['ˈɔltɝ'] make an alteration to.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • tailor
  • change
  • tailor-make

Antonyms

  • tight
  • unfree
  • constipated
  • exact

Etymology

  • alterer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alterare (Latin)

4. alter

verb. ['ˈɔltɝ'] remove the ovaries of.

Synonyms

  • unsex
  • fix
  • castrate
  • defeminize
  • desexualize
  • neuter
  • spay
  • sterilise
  • defeminise
  • desex
  • desexualise

Antonyms

  • divide
  • disunify
  • take
  • buy

Etymology

  • alterer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alterare (Latin)

5. alter

verb. ['ˈɔltɝ'] insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby.

Synonyms

  • interpolate
  • edit
  • redact

Antonyms

  • spell
  • hold
  • chaste
  • compact

Etymology

  • alterer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alterare (Latin)
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