how to pronounce alter


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alter is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of alter in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and wandsworth councils had to alter or …”

meanings of alter


  1. To become different.
  2. To castrate, neuter or spay (a dog or other animal).
  3. To change the form or structure of.
  4. To affect mentally, as by psychotropic drugs or illness.
  5. To tailor clothes to make them fit.


  1. An identity or headmate of a person with dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder).
  2. Alternative form of altar.

alter frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word alter occurs in english on average 12.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics alter can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that alter can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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