Rehash vs Alter - What's the difference?

rehash | alter |


As a verb rehash

is to rework old material (physical material, ideas, documents etc), redo some work, with some variations.

As a noun rehash

is something reworked, or made up from old materials.

As an adjective alter is

.

rehash

English

Verb

(es)
  • To rework old material (physical material, ideas, documents etc), redo some work, with some variations.
  • Today's parliamentary session only rehashed last week's arguments.
    The CEO of the company only rehashed a speech for the news conference.
    The general rehashed plans for the war.
  • (computing) To recompute the structure of a hash table, taking into account any newly added items.
  • Noun

    (es)
  • Something reworked, or made up from old materials.
  • He wrote a bad rehash of an earlier essay.
  • (computing) A recomputation of the structure of a hash table, taking into account any newly added items.
  • alter

    English

    Alternative forms

    * altre (obsolete)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • No power in Venice can alter a decree.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • It gilds all objects, but it alters none.
  • 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.
  • (Milton)

    Derived terms

    * alterer * alterability * alterative * alterable * alterably

    Anagrams

    * * * * * ----