Alter and Preserve


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Alter verb – To make different in some way.
Preserve is an antonym for alter in topics: change, sterilize animal.
Nearby Words: alteration, altering, alterable
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Preserve verb – To keep in good condition.
Alter is an antonym for preserve.
Nearby Words: preserved, preservation, preserver, preserving, preservative
Antonyms for Preserve
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Common collocations

life alter life preserve life
people alter people preserve people
balance alter balance preserve balance
position alter position preserve position
Other nouns: order, body, name, environment, line, future, way, world, voice, past, history, genes, bodies, memories, timeline.
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Preserve or Alter. 2016. Accessed September 19, 2021.

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