Meaning of alter

Definition of alter

(verb) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
make an alteration to; "This dress needs to be altered"
remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"

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