动词过去式:altered 过去分词:altered 现在分词:altering 第三人称单数:alters
alter=other（其他的） 变化型 ali
1 [I, Tn] (cause sth/sb to) become different; change in character, position, size, shape, etc （使某事物[某人]）改变; 更改, 变更, 修改, 改（性质, 位置, 大小, 形状等）
*I didn't recognize him because he had altered so much. 我没认出他来, 因为他变了许多.
* She had to alter her clothes after losing weight. 她瘦了以後, 衣服也得修改了.
* The plane altered course. 飞机更改了航线.
* That alters things, ie makes the situation different. 那就使情况发生变化. =>Usage at change1 用法见change1.
2 [Tn] (euph 婉 esp US) remove the testicles or ovaries of (an animal) 阉割; 给（雄性动物）去势; 给（雌性动物）割去卵巢.
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: French;Origin: altérer, from Medieval Latin alterare, from Latin alter 'other']
[I and T]
to change, or to make someone or something change
Her face hadn't altered much over the years.
The city centre has altered beyond recognition (=changed very much) .
Nothing can alter the fact that the refugees are our responsibility.
to make a piece of clothing longer, wider etc so that it fits
have/get sth altered
She had the dress altered for the wedding.
1. To get around that, one company is trying to alter the pig's genetic code to prevent pig organs from being attacked. 为了克服这一障碍，有一家公司正在试图改变猪的基因码，以避免猪的器官受到排斥。