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  • 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

  • Are you wasting energy? There are ways you can alter your lifestyle to reduce your carbon footprint, the measure of carbon you produce.
  • A young girl, Munro's alter ego, tells an affluent employer how, where she comes from, "children walked barefoot until the frost came in order to save on shoe leather" and people .
  • There are easy steps you can take to alter your lifestyle and reduce your carbon footprint.
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  • Tony Hayward in Financial Times
    These allegations will neither distract the company's focus on stopping the leak nor alter our commitment to restore the gulf coast,said Tony Hayward, BP's chief executive.
  • Barry Bonds in TIME
    I don't think you can put an asterisk in the game of baseball, and I don't think that the Hall of Fame can accept an asterisk,Bonds said. "You cannot give people the freedom, the right to alter history. You can't do it. There's no such...
  • Chris Dodd in USA Today
    The (incoming) administration ...... is going to fundamentally alter how this is being managed,Dodd said. "The concept is still very sound and solid and it is needed. But it's not going to pass around here unless there's a strong...

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