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Update vs. Alter

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Updatenoun

An advisement providing more up-to-date information than currently known.

‘He gave me an update on the situation in New York.’;

Alterverb

(transitive) To change the form or structure of.

Updatenoun

A change in information, a modification of existing or known data.

‘I just made an update to the Wikipedia article on guerillas.’;

Alterverb

(intransitive) To become different.

Updatenoun

An additional piece of information. An addition to existing information.

‘I just made an update to my blog about my trip to Rome.’;

Alterverb

(transitive) To tailor clothes to make them fit.

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Updatenoun

A modification of something to a more recent, up-to-date version; (in software) a minor upgrade.

‘Our database receives an update every morning at 3 AM.’; ‘I have a couple of updates to install on your laptop.’;

Alterverb

(transitive) To castrate, neuter or spay (a dog or other animal).

Updatenoun

A version of something which is newer than other versions.

‘You should try the update: it rocks.’;

Alterverb

(transitive) To affect mentally, as by psychotropic drugs or illness.

Updateverb

(transitive) To bring (a thing) up to date.

‘I need to update my records to take account of the most recent transaction.’;

Alternoun

One of the identities or personalities of a person with multiple personality disorder / dissociative identity disorder.

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Updateverb

(transitive) To bring (a person) up to date: to inform (a person) about recent developments.

‘Update me on what happened while I was away.’;

Alterverb

To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to modify.

‘It gilds all objects, but it alters none.’; ‘My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.’;

Updatenoun

news that updates your information

Alterverb

To agitate; to affect mentally.

Updateverb

modernize or bring up to date;

‘We updated the kitchen in the old house’;

Alterverb

To geld.

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Updateverb

bring up to date; supply with recent information

Alterverb

To become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change; as, the weather alters almost daily; rocks or minerals alter by exposure.

Updateverb

bring to the latest state of technology

Alterverb

cause to change; make different; cause a transformation;

‘The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city’; ‘The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue’;

Alterverb

make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence;

‘her mood changes in accordance with the weather’; ‘The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season’;

Alterverb

make an alteration to;

‘This dress needs to be altered’;

Alterverb

insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby

Alterverb

remove the ovaries of;

‘Is your cat spayed?’;

Alterverb

change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way

‘our outward appearance alters as we get older’; ‘Eliot was persuaded to alter the passage’;

Alterverb

make structural changes to (a building)

‘plans to alter the dining hall’;

Alterverb

castrate or spay (a domestic animal).

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