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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to change)
a. alterar
I can't alter my whole schedule to accommodate you today.No puedo alterar toda mi agenda para verte hoy.
b. cambiar
You should alter a couple of paragraphs before sending the e-mail.Deberías cambiar un par de párrafos antes de enviar el email.
c. modificar
The kids became ill and we had to alter our holiday plans.Los niños enfermaron y tuvimos que modificar los planes de vacaciones.
2. (to restore)
a. reformar
I want to alter this room to be my personal studio.Quiero reformar esta habitación para que sea mi taller personal.
3. (to adjust)
a. arreglar
I need this dress to be altered before Friday.Necesito arreglar este vestido antes del viernes.
4. (to castrate) (Australia)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. castrar
I got all my pets altered time ago.Castré a todas mis mascotas hace tiempo.
b. capar
Has your dog been altered?¿Has capado al perro?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to become different)
a. cambiar
Long time no see! I'm not sure I would have recognized you, you look so altered!¡Cuánto tiempo! No sé si te hubiera reconocido, ¡te ves muy cambiado!
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alter
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (person, design, plan)
a. cambiar, alterar
2. (garment)
a. arreglar
he altered his opinioncambió de opinión
that doesn't alter the fact that…eso no cambia el hecho de que…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. cambiar, alterarse
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alter [ˈɒltəʳ]
transitive verb
1 (change) [+text] modificar; cambiar; (esp for the worse) alterar; [+painting, speech] retocar; [+opinion, course] cambiar de; (Archit) reformar; (Cos) arreglar
then that alters things entonces la cosa cambia; it has altered things for the better ha cambiado las cosas para mejor; ha mejorado las cosas; circumstances alter cases el caso depende de las circunstancias; I see no need to alter my view no veo ninguna necesidad de cambiar mi opinión
2 (falsify) [+evidence] falsificar; [+document] alterar
3 (US) (castrate) castrar
intransitive verb
[+person, place] cambiar
I find him much altered le veo muy cambiado; to alter for the better mejorar; cambiar para mejor; to alter for the worse empeorar; cambiar para peor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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