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 ones or its former characteristics or essence; her mood changes in accordance with the weather; The supermarkets selection of vegetables varies according to the season
make an alteration to; This dress needs to be altered'
insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
remove the ovaries of; Is your cat spayed?