Alter is a synonym of modify.
As verbs the difference between alter and modify
is that alter
is to change the form or structure of while modify
is to make partial changes to.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* altre (obsolete)
To change the form or structure of.
* Bible, Psalms lxxxix. 34
- My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
* Alexander Pope
- No power in Venice can alter a decree.
To become different.
To tailor clothes to make them fit.
To castrate, neuter or spay (a dog or other animal).
(obsolete) To agitate; to affect mentally.
- It gilds all objects, but it alters none.
To make partial changes to.
To be or become modified.
* adapt, alter, amend, revamp, rework