Engelsk ordbok



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Engelsk verb: alter

1. alter (om endring) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city.
The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)change, modify


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Mere spesifikke uttrykkaccelerate, accustom, acerbate, acetylate, acetylise, acetylize, achromatise, achromatize, activate, activate, activate, activate, add, adjust, adorn, aerate, affect, affect, age, aggravate, alchemise, alchemize, alcoholise, alcoholize, alien, alienate, alkalinise, alkalinize, allegorise, allegorize, alter, amalgamate, ameliorate, amend, Americanise, Americanize, angulate, animalise, animalize, animate, animise, animize, antiquate, antiquate, antique, archaise, archaize, arouse, arterialise, arterialize, ash, assimilate, automate, automatise, automatise, automatize, automatize, awaken, barb, barbarise, barbarize, bear on, bear upon, beautify, bedim, beef up, begrime, bemire, bestialise, bestialize, bestow, better, blear, blind, blister, blot out, blunt, blunt, blunt, blur, blur, blur, boil, bolshevise, bolshevize, break, break down, break up, brighten, bring, bring, bring, brutalise, brutalize, bubble, calcify, camp, capture, cause to sleep, centralise, centralize, change intensity, change over, change over, change taste, charge, charge, chasten, chasten, check, chill, chord, circularize, civilise, civilize, clarify, classicise, classicize, clean, clear, clear, clot, cloud, coagulate, coarsen, coarsen, cohere, collimate, colly, color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize, commercialise, commercialize, commix, communise, communize, commute, compensate, complicate, complicate, concentrate, concentrate, condense, confuse, constitutionalise, constitutionalize, contaminate, contract, contribute, conventionalise, conventionalize, convert, convert, convert, convert, cook, cool, cool down, correct, correct, corrupt, counterchange, crack, crush, cry, customise, customize, cut, damage, darken, de-emphasise, de-emphasize, deactivate, deaden, deaden, deaminate, deaminize, debase, debauch, decarboxylate, decelerate, decentralise, decentralize, decimalise, decimalize, deconcentrate, decorate, decrease, decrepitate, deflate, defog, deform, degauss, dehydrogenate, delay, demagnetise, demagnetize, demist, democratise, democratize, demonise, demonize, demoralise, demoralize, demulsify, demythologise, demythologize, denationalise, denationalize, denaturalise, denaturalise, denaturalize, denaturalize, denature, denature, denature, deodorise, deodorize, deodourise, depersonalise, depersonalize, depolarise, depolarize, deprave, depress, desensitise, desensitise, desensitize, desensitize, destabilise, destabilize, destress, detransitivise, detransitivize, devalue, develop, develop, devilise, devilize, diabolise, diabolize, digitalise, digitalize, digitise, digitize, dinge, dirty, disable, disaffect, disarray, discolor, disenable, disharmonize, disintegrate, dismiss, disorder, disqualify, dissimilate, dissolve, dissolve, dissonate, disturb, diversify, dizzy, domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, dope, draw, drop, dry, dry out, dull, dull, dynamise, dynamise, dynamize, dynamize, ease off, ease up, edit, edit, edit out, effeminise, effeminize, elaborate, elevate, embellish, embrittle, empty, emulsify, enable, end, energise, energize, envenom, equal, equalise, equalize, equate, eroticize, estrange, eternalise, eternalize, eternise, eternize, etherealize, etherialise, etiolate, etiolate, Europeanise, Europeanise, Europeanize, Europeanize, evaporate, even, even out, exacerbate, exasperate, exchange, exchange, excite, excite, expand, extend, exteriorise, exteriorize, externalise, externalize, fasten, fat, fatten, fatten out, fatten up, fecundate, fecundate, feminise, feminize, fertilise, fertilise, fertilize, fertilize, fill, fill out, fill up, fix, flatten, flesh out, flocculate, form, fortify, fortify, freeze, Frenchify, freshen, full, gear up, gelatinise, gelatinize, get, glamorise, glamorize, glamourise, glamourize, glorify, glorify, grace, grime, habituate, harmonise, harmonize, harshen, heat, heat up, hide, hue, humanise, humanize, humble, hydrogenate, immaterialise, immaterialize, immortalise, immortalize, impact, impart, improve, inactivate, incandesce, incapacitate, increase, indispose, indispose, individualise, individualize, industrialise, industrialize, inflate, inform, inseminate, inspissate, insulate, intensify, interchange, interchange, internationalise, internationalize, intransitivise, intransitivize, introvert, invalidate, invert, invert, iodinate, ionate, Islamise, Islamize, isomerise, isomerize, lace, laicise, laicize, land, legitimate, lend, lessen, let up, liberalise, liberalize, lifehack, lift, lighten, lighten up, liquefy, liquidise, liquidize, liquify, loose, loosen, loosen, loosen, loosen, louden, lower, lubricate, magnetise, magnetize, make, make, make, make clean, make full, make grow, mark, market, masculinise, masculinize, masculinize, match, mature, mechanise, mechanise, mechanize, mechanize, meliorate, merge, militarise, militarise, militarize, militarize, mince, mingle, minify, misdirect, mix, moderate, moderate, moderate, morph, muddy, mythicise, mythicize, mythologise, mythologize, nationalise, nationalise, nationalize, nationalize, naturalise, naturalise, naturalize, naturalize, nazify, neutralise, neutralize, neutralize, nick, normalise, normalize, obfuscate, objectify, objectify, obliterate, obnubilate, obscure, obscure, obscure, occidentalise, occidentalize, officialise, officialize, opacify, opalise, opalize, opsonize, orientalise, orientalize, ornament, ossify, outmode, overcloud, overturn, oxidate, oxidise, oxidize, oxygenise, oxygenize, paganise, paganize, pall, parallel, patent, perplex, personalise, personalize, pervert, piggyback, plasticise, plasticize, plump, plump out, poison, polarise, polarize, politicise, politicize, port, prepare, pressurise, pressurize, profane, professionalise, professionalize, proof, prostrate, purge, purify, put, radicalize, raise, rarefy, rarefy, rarify, rationalise, rationalize, ready, reclaim, reclaim, recombine, recommend, reconstruct, reconstruct, rectify, redact, redo, redress, reestablish, refine, refine, reflate, reform, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, reinstate, relax, remodel, renormalise, renormalize, replace, restore, retard, reverse, revolutionise, revolutionize, right, right, ripen, romanticise, romanticize, round, round down, round off, round out, rouse, rusticate, sanctify, sanitise, sanitize, saponify, saturate, sauce, schematise, schematize, scramble, sensibilise, sensibilize, sensify, sensitise, sensitise, sensitise, sensitize, sensitize, sensitize, sentimentalise, sentimentalize, set, set, set, set aside, set up, sex up, sexualise, sexualize, shade, shake, shallow, shape, sharpen, sharpen, shift, shift, shoal, shorten, simplify, slenderise, slenderize, slow down, smut, sober, socialise, socialize, soften, soften, soil, solemnise, solemnize, solvate, speed, speed up, spice, spice up, spike, spiritualize, sputter, stabilise, stabilize, stain, steepen, stiffen, still, straighten, straighten out, strengthen, string, subdue, sublimate, substitute, subtilize, suburbanise, suburbanize, subvert, supercharge, supple, suspend, suspend, sweeten, switch, symmetrise, symmetrize, synchronise, synchronize, tame, tame, tame, temper, tender, tenderise, tenderize, tense, terminate, territorialise, territorialize, thicken, think, tighten, tone down, touch, touch, touch on, transaminate, transfigure, transform, transform, transform, transform, transform, transform, transitivise, transitivize, translate, transmute, transmute, transpose, transpose, transubstantiate, turn, turn back, uglify, unclutter, undo, unfit, uniformise, uniformize, unify, unify, unify, unite, unite, unsanctify, unscramble, unsex, unsubstantialise, unsubstantialize, untie, untune, urbanise, urbanise, urbanize, urbanize, validate, vaporise, variegate, vascularise, vascularize, veil, ventilate, verbify, vesiculate, virilise, virilize, visualise, visualize, vitalise, vitalize, vitiate, vitiate, vitrify, vivify, void, volatilise, volatilize, vulgarise, vulgarize, wake, wake up, waken, warm, weaken, weaponize, westernise, westernize, wet, widen, womanize, worsen


Medførerchange

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


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHer mood changes in accordance with the weather.
The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)change, vary


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Mere spesifikke uttrykkaccommodate, adapt, alternate, avianise, avianize, branch out, break, broaden, crackle, diversify, diversify, honeycomb, jump, let out, modulate, move, narrow, narrow down, radiate, specialise, specialize, take in, widen

3. alter (om tilblivelse) make an alteration to


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThis dress needs to be altered.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey alter the cape


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkalter, change, modify


Kan forårsakesew, tailor, tailor-make

4. alter (om endring) insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)falsify, interpolate


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkedit, redact

5. alter (i anatomi) remove the ovaries of


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIs your cat spayed?.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)castrate, neuter, spay


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkdesex, desexualise, desexualize, fix, sterilise, sterilize, unsex


Mere spesifikke uttrykkdefeminise, defeminize









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