altar vs alter :


  • n  the table in Christian churches where communion is given
  • n  a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made

  • v  cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
  • v  become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  • v  make an alteration to
    This dress needs to be altered
  • v  insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
  • v  remove the ovaries of
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