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verb alter pronunciation in American English /ˈɔltər/
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present tense
present participlealtering
past tensealtered
past participlealtered
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make something or someone different

    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.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to make small changes to a piece of clothing so that it fits better
  3. 3
    [transitive] American to remove the testicles from a male animal or the ovaries from a female animal

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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