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1 example:

Special Brew is to be watered down. But will it alter the super-strength lager's reputation?
(BBC News - Health, )

Sentences with the verb Alter

61 examples:

How long does it take to alter it?

We must alter our plan.

She had to alter her dress by herself.

I think he needs to alter his lifestyle.

The skirt didn't fit so I had to alter it.

The slave was anxious to alter his destiny.

The government had to alter its foreign policy.

I have to alter my clothes because I've lost weight.

Japan has been urged to alter her diplomatic policies.

The government is reluctant to alter its economic policy.

We had to alter our plans because we didn't have enough money.

If you alter the plan, you must inform the team members of the changes.

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

The man who is constantly making decisions and being compelled to alter them gets nowhere.

After weighing all these considerations, the promoters will present their scheme in the form of a private bill; however, they might find themselves forced to alter the route in order to meet criticisms in Parliament.

Genocide is an attempt to exterminate a people, not to alter their behavior.
(Jack Schwartz)

Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions.
(Vera Rubin)

Everyone needs tax deductions and they can alter behavior.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

John Buckingham sees little reason to alter his bullish view.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

It uses nanotechnology to alter the light produced by LED bulbs.
(Jackie Sharkey in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

It has several attributes that could help it alter the TV landscape.
(Forbes - Business, )

A New York woman reportedly spends $3,000 to alter her veiny, red knuckles.
(CNET News, )

Goff and Wentz did little to alter their status as the top two QB prospects.
(USA Today - NFL, )

Called Beauty Mirror (shown) it enables you to alter your appearance on the go.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Touted as the car of the future, the Mirai promises to alter the auto industry.
(Tech Times - Future Tech, )

According to scientists, it also has the capacity to alter the shape of the planet.
(Science Daily - News, )

Brassica seed meal is spread in an apple orchard in efforts to alter the soil microbiome.
(The New York Times - Science, )

Judge's ruling may alter payouts to oil spill cleanup workers who fell ill from chemicals.
(USA Today - National, )

Instead, they alter their color by controlling the wavelengths of light their skin reflects.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Orangutans use their hands to alter their voices and make themselves sound bigger, say scientists.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

The jammed yeast can actually exert strong pressure that microbes may use to alter their environment.
(Science Daily - News, )

Polyploidy, usually whole-genome duplication, is proposed to alter the rate of evolutionary adaptation.
(Nature, )

Teixeira has a new gluten-free diet, but he is not going to alter his swing to counteract defensive shifts.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to take 'dramatic steps' to alter the makeup of its membership.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Entertainment, )

The medial temporal lobe (MTL) in the primate brain is known to alter its response when learning new information.
(Nature Communications, )

A study provides further detail into how male fruit flies deploy exosomes to alter the mating behavior of females.
(Science Daily - News, )

Codes differ between organisms, and certain genes are known to alter the decoding rules in a site-specific manner.
(Nature Reviews Genetics, )

Previous attempts to develop a pill have tried either to alter a man’s hormones or to make his sperm ineffective.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Now, a revolutionary set of molecular editing tools is allowing scientists to alter the epigenome like never before.
(Science Daily - News, )

Subversion is afoot at the Berkeley Art Museum, where "Beauty Revealed" is trying to alter our approach to Chinese art.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
(BBC News - Health, )

The smallest of controversies have the potential to alter the course of one of the closest Best Picture races in years.
(Clarisse Loughrey in The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Online retailer Amazon is to alter its pricing policy for third-party traders amid investigations in the UK and Germany.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Google agrees to alter its search results, with clearer labels for its own services and more promotion for rivals' sites.
(BBC News - Business, )

The Tom Cruise starrer, originally called "All You Need Is Kill" is just the latest high-profile film to alter its title.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

Louis van Gaal says he used cooling breaks to alter the Netherlands' tactics in their dramatic World Cup win over Mexico.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

This is the season when Sevens will surge to wider global prominence and it may alter the landscape of the sport forever.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Many would say the only answer is to get all of us to alter our lifestyles so we can cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.
(Forbes - Technology, )

But when they alter their recipes to cut the salt, sugar and fat, they often do it quietly, afraid to turn away customers.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Nasa says the results are so surprising they may even have to alter future missions because of the huge protective bubble.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

A research team has discovered, how light can be used to alter the physical properties of the electrons in these materials.
(Science Daily - News, )

It seldom rains in UAE so the desert country wants to build an artificial mountain to alter the weather and induce rainfall.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Attempts to alter the UK's relationship with the EU could have "catastrophic" results, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Not known for communication with one another, octopuses are shown in a study to alter their color or posture to make a point.
(The New York Times - Science, )

Furthermore, proteomic analysis demonstrated that protein VII is sufficient to alter the protein composition of host chromatin.
(Nature, )

Music-streaming competitors say Apple's move into the industry doesn't alarm them and won't lead them to alter their strategies.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Scientists have created a mind-control system that allows people to alter a mouse's genes through only the power of their minds.
(Tech Times - Health, )

The practice is highly controversial, and raises the ethical question of whether parents have the right to alter a child's genes.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Health impacts have been excluded from assessments of palm oil production but they could alter governments' view of the industry.
(Nature Climate Change, )

If you notice certain programs are open already when you log in to your Mac, you can change the settings to alter their behavior.
(The New York Times - Technology, )

"The Hills" star Heidi Montag says she has empathy for Renee Zellweger if the actress did undergo surgery to alter her appearance.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

Negative sentences with the verb Alter

14 examples:

I can't alter the plans.

I've heard that you can't alter your destiny.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

Hope and fear cannot alter the season.
(Chogyam Trungpa)

God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
(Samuel Butler)

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
(Samuel Butler)

Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.
(Soren Kierkegaard)

Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.
(Marcel Proust)

Mali crash doesn't alter current safety level of aviation industry.
(USA Today - World, )

If the polls are right, a fresh vote may not alter the landscape all that much.
(Sasa Petricic in CBC News - World, )

Manager Gordon Strachan will not alter his approach when Scotland take on world champions Germany.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

This pricing tier, however, is non-refundable and contractually binding so one cannot alter their decision.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

The team did not alter its roster substantially, but the moves it did make were forced, in part, by the salary cap.
(The New York Times - Sports, )

A challenge for metabolomics analysis is ensuring that sample preparation does not alter the cells' metabolic state.
(Nature Protocols, )


5 examples:

How will watering down the lager alter it?
(BBC News - Health, )

How does this effect alter the global climate?
(Tech Times - Science, )

How do fluctuations alter the dynamics of phase transitions in crystal near a mechanical instability?
(Nature Communications, )

So which parts of the market will do well, which will do badly - and should investors alter their asset allocation or sit tight?
(Daily Mail - Money, )

But is a specific branch of the nervous system involved in this asymmetry, or does a lack of innervation alter the microvasculature and promote vascular impermeability?
(Nature Reviews Rheumatology, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

As the artist grows older his paintings may alter.

As the artist grows older his paintings many alter.

It is not clear whether Lander intended to alter Emmet's style from the beginning.

In helicopters, yaw is controlled through the pedals, which alter the angle of attack of the tail rotor blades.

Kathy set about brightening her coworkers' day with fresh muffins when her demoniac alter ago, High Priestess Lilith, convinced her to poison them.

The word of God is the creation we behold and it is in this word, which no human invention can counterfeit or alter, that God speaketh universally to man.

The luck will alter and the star will rise.
(John Masefield)

Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.
(William James)

What can't be alter'd must be borne, not blamed.
(Swedish proverb)

Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter.
(Nadine Gordimer)

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
(William James)

Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
(Benjamin Disraeli)

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
(H.G. Wells)

That is true wisdom, to know how to alter one's mind when occasion demands it.

Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.
(Allen Klein)

Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.
(Sharon Salzberg)

Life is like and ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.
(Sharon Salzberg)

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
(Francis Bacon)

The Germanic invasions in the West could not and did not in any way alter this state of affairs.
(Henri Pirenne)

Hormonal changes can also alter the complexion.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Smoking tobacco is known to alter DNA methylation.
(Nature Communications, )

David de Gea’s next career move could alter that.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Imperfections can greatly alter a material’s properties.
(Nature Communications, )

Health experts say not all travelers should alter their plans.
(USA Today - Travel, )

How we respond to a challenge can define us and can alter the world.
(Forbes - Business, )

Point defects in a surface can subtly alter the bulk phonon spectra.
(Nature Communications, )

Now scientists say your genes alter their behaviour with the seasons.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

These atoms significantly alter the material properties of the crystal.
(Science Daily - News, )

Researchers at Harvard University could alter how aggressive they were.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Ocean circulation and dynamics can alter atmospheric CO2 concentrations.
(Nature Geoscience, )

Scientists say if successful it could 'alter the dynamic of the outbreak'.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

A longtime forklift driver has not let kidney disease alter his career path.
(The New York Times - Business, )

An accident on Wednesday could alter the composition of the Dodgers bullpen.
(Los Angeles Times - Football, )

This partnership increases inflammation in a way that may alter tumor growth.
(Science Daily - News, )

Yet, such insertions and deletions can dramatically alter biological function.
(Science Daily - News, )

Alter died Saturday at his Palm Desert home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
(Fox News - U.S., )

The deal, if finalized, could dramatically alter America's role in the conflict.
(Fox News - World, )

New research indicates that these hormonal treatments also alter brain chemistry.
(Science Daily - News, )

Some key games in Week 7 could drastically alter the weekly 128-team FBS ranking.
(USA Today - Sports, )

Any changes could potentially alter how some foods are being marketed in the U.S.
(Tech Times - Health, )

The results could alter medical guidelines for treating the symptoms of menopause.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Volcanoes on the seafloor are influenced by - and alter - climate around the globe.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Contact lenses may alter the bacteria community of the eyes, a new study has found.
(Tech Times - Health, )

This autoimmune skin disease is hard to treat and can alter one's work productivity.
(Tech Times - Health, )

It can also alter the pose of your hide, allowing you to capture the perfect selfie.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Johnny Manziel says he doesn't want negative headlines, but won't alter his partying.
(USA Today - NFL, )

Being out of work can alter a person's basic personality permanently, study suggests.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving probably won't be traded but could alter the deadline.
(USA Today - NBA, )

A potential playoff game for the Cowboys could alter preparation for college title game.
(USA Today - Sports, )

The manufacturers of Thync say their brain-stimulating device can alter mood in minutes.
(The New York Times - Health, )

The Miami Heat is at the point when it's too late to alter much of its defensive strategy.
(Shandel Richardson in Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

She believes that the Pill is a capitalist tool designed to alter and suppress femininity.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Macrophages are responsive to local tissue signals and alter their phenotypes accordingly.
(Nature Medicine, )

Oppressive, instrumental Scottish doom metal can alter one’s outlook on life, after all.
(The Independent - Athletics, )

A nine-month makeover of the statue of the famous Greek god Nike will alter its appearance.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Contact lenses may alter the natural microbial community of the eyes, according to a study.
(Science Daily - News, )

"The fact is Hathaway just isn't a natural rebel, and no amount of styling will alter that".
(Lisa Armstrong in The Telegraph - Celebrity news, )

Deal to ease crisis in doubt as Democrats refuse to alter existing laws and executive orders.
(Fox News - Politics, )

Simply moving a painting from one place to another can dramatically alter the way you see it.
(Christopher Knight in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

Clearest-ever image of the phenomenon may alter theories of planet formation, scientists say.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Co-infection of plants with multiple pathogen strains is predicted to alter disease dynamics.
(Nature Communications, )

Biological nitrogen fixation provides a free way for plants to alter and absorb the nutrient.
(Science Daily - News, )

Researchers exploring ways to genetically alter wild populations are wise to air their plans.
(Nature, )

Engineers say 3D printing is poised to significantly alter Canada’s manufacturing workforce.
(CBC News - Technology & Science, )

Planning ahead and vendor coordination allowed Wisconsin food service managers to alter menus.
(USA Today - National, )

This approach has now been used to alter membrane dynamics and induce cellular reorganization.
(Nature, )

Contact lenses may alter the natural bacterial environment of your eyes, new research suggests.
(UPI - Health News, )

Men should be careful as some ingredients used to filter UV rays may alter sperm cell function.
(Tech Times - Health, )

These findings demonstrate that parents may purposefully alter the genotypes of their offspring.
(Science Daily - News, )

But until we permanently alter the behaviors exacerbating our exhaustion, we’ll remain rutted.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Viruses alter plant biochemistry in order to manipulate visiting aphids into spreading infection.
(Science Daily - News, )

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is crafting reforms to alter long-standing economic traditions.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

The role of the athletic center is to block or alter shots, or otherwise simply control the paint.
(Broderick Turner in Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

The work addresses a central question in neurobiology -- how experience can alter animal behavior.
(Science Daily - News, )

Confining electrons to two dimensions can drastically alter the way they interact with each other.
(Nature Communications, )

Smoking may drastically alter the balance of bacterial species in the mouth, a new study revealed.
(Tech Times - Health, )

LJ Rich tries out the cinema technology that can alter the outcome of a movie to suit the audience.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Consuming energy drinks containing caffeine and taurine may alter heart function in healthy adults.
(Fox News - Health, )

Haem oxygenase 1 produces carbon monoxide and this byproduct is known to alter cellular signalling.
(Nature Communications, )

Sublethal concentrations alter the behaviour of social bees and reduce survival of entire colonies.
(Nature, )

A form of diesel exhaust was found to chemically alter floral odors thus affecting the pollinators.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Temporal lobe epilepsy can cause ionic imbalance in the brain and alter transcriptional activities.
(Nature Communications, )

It can take an already-successful biological structure and alter it until it serves a new function.
(Science Daily - News, )

Bioengineering advances have made it possible to fundamentally alter the genetic codes of organisms.
(Nature Chemical Biology , )

Premature birth can alter the connectivity between key areas of the brain, according to a new study.
(Science Daily - News, )

‘Gene drive’ techniques have the potential to alter whole populations. Regulators must catch up.
(Nature, )

They can literally shrink the brain and alter its functioning, world expert Dr Bruce Perry explains.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Climate change affects these biophysical conditions, and thus may alter dilemmas or create new ones.
(Nature Climate Change, )

Fructose consumption was found to alter brain genes, which regulate important physiologic functions.
(Tech Times - Health, )

These findings have implications for both pest control and how climate change may alter infestations.
(Science Daily - News, )

By combining LED lights with cameras, headlamps can alter their light patterns to fit road conditions.
(The New York Times - Technology, )

Schizophrenia-linked single nucleotide polymorphisms in MIR137 alter expression of miR-137 in neurons.
(Nature Neuroscience, )

Instead it may actually alter the activity of our brains, making it harder to pay attention and focus.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Using magnetic fields to alter brain activity may help people quit smoking, according to an early study.
(BBC News - Health, )

Now, a collaboration of researchers has determined that BPA can alter a turtle's sexual differentiation.
(Science Daily - News, )

Rutgers University set out to learn how acts of violence and related experiences alter the female brain.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Any of these could dominate the EU summit agenda: each could alter the fundamental character of the Union.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Already, there are grumblings that the downturn in the stock market could alter the booming tech industry.
(The New York Times - Technology, )

Even so, there may be another, more serious problem lurking, which could drastically alter our way of life.
(Forbes - Business, )

And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these defects can dramatically alter a person’s appearance.
(Science Daily - News, )

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