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v. al·tered, al·ter·ing, al·ters
1. To change or make different; modify: altered my will.
2. To adjust (a garment) for a better fit.
3. To castrate or spay (an animal, such as a cat or a dog).
To change or become different.
[Middle English alteren, from Old French alterer, from Medieval Latin alterāre, from Latin alter, other; see al- in Indo-European roots.]
al′ter·a·bil′i·ty, al′ter·a·ble·ness n.
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|Adj.||1.||alterable - capable of being changed or altered in some characteristic; "alterable clothing"; "alterable conditions of employment"|
|2.||alterable - (of the punishment ordered by a court) capable of being changed to one less severe|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
commutable - subject to alteration or change; "the death sentence was commutable to life imprisonment"
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