Alter and Keep


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Alter verb – To make different in some way.
Keep is an antonym for alter in topics: change, sterilize animal.
Nearby Words: alteration, altering, alterable
Antonyms for Alter


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Keep verb – To mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony.
Alter is an antonym for keep.
Nearby Words: keeping, keeper
Antonyms for Keep
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Common collocations

mind alter mind keep mind
life alter life keep life
people alter people keep people
balance alter balance keep balance
Other nouns: order, body, name, control, time, way, face, characters, world, game, story, powers, memories.

Both words in one sentence

  • However the Doctor still tries to keep events on track and not interfere with the most important points, while the Monk's intention is to alter events.
  • But Monokuma reveals that he knew all along about the existence of Alter Ego, the AI Chihiro created to try and help the group escape, and that they were trying to keep hidden.
  • Isolation (Alter Bridge)note The thrashier parts keep it from being a hard 7.
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