alter [-ed, -s] v

Fr. < L. alter, other.

  1. Reform; repent; improve; amend; progress; become a different person.
  2. Modulate; adapt; mutate; become different.
  3. Age; grow older; change with the passage of time.
  4. Withdraw; retreat; regress; backslide; abandon love or loyalty.
  5. Transform; renew; convert; rejuvenate; restore; revitalize; make different.
  6. Revise; adjust; modify; refashion; diminish or enlarge; [fig.] tailor; cut or sew to correspond to a shape or size.