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verb alter pronunciation in British English /ˈɔːltə(r)/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyalter
he/she/italters
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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