What is the difference between alter and altar?
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Alter (verb) – to change in character or composition, usually in a small but significant way
- We alter English writing to make it better.
- Jane is having her dress altered.
- I would be happy if you would alter the colour of the paint.
Altar (noun) – a sacred table in a church used for religious ritual
- There is an ornate altar at the front of the church.
- John and Jane made their wedding vows at the altar.