1. cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

- The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city

Similar word(s): change, modify

Definition categories: change

2. become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

Similar word(s): change, vary

Definition categories: change

3. make an alteration to

- This dress needs to be altered

Definition categories: creation, alter, change, modify

4. insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby

Similar word(s): falsify, interpolate

Definition categories: change, edit, redact

5. remove the ovaries of

Similar word(s): castrate, neuter, spay

Definition categories: body, desex, desexualise, desexualize, fix, sterilise, sterilize, unsex