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verb alter pronunciation in American English /ˈɔltər/
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present tense
present participlealtering
past tensealtered
past participlealtered

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to make something or someone different
    He altered his appearance with surgery.
    This doesn’t alter the fact that what you did was wrong.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to become different
      The situation has altered radically since last week.


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