Falters vs Alters - What's the difference?

falters | alters |


As nouns the difference between falters and alters

is that falters is while alters is .

falters

English

Verb

(head)
  • (falter)

  • falter

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • unsteadiness.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To waver or be unsteady.
  • * Wiseman
  • He found his legs falter .
  • (ambitransitive) To stammer; to utter with hesitation, or in a weak and trembling manner.
  • * Byron
  • And here he faltered forth his last farewell.
  • * Milton
  • With faltering speech and visage incomposed.
  • To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; said of the mind or of thought.
  • * I. Taylor
  • Here indeed the power of disinct conception of space and distance falters .
  • To stumble.
  • (figuratively) To lose faith or vigor; to doubt or abandon (a cause).
  • *
  • And remember, comrades, your resolution must never falter .
  • To hesitate in purpose or action.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Ere her native king / Shall falter under foul rebellion's arms.
  • To cleanse or sift, as barley.
  • (Halliwell)

    References

    alters

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (alter)
  • Anagrams

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    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

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