become different; change; make sth different
"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"
"The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
"her mood changes in accordance with the weather"
"The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
"This dress needs to be altered"
"Is your cat spayed?"
There is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established.
出自：Merchant of Venice , Shakespeare
Marriage was to alter her fortunes rather than her character.
出自： E. M. Forster
She was altering the lace on a collar.
出自： J. Galsworthy
Being with Alec had altered her idea of what became her.
出自： L. P. Hartley
The bright boy altered it to a circular form.