Alter and Stay


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


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Stay verb – To continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time.
Alter is an antonym for stay.
Nearby Words: stayed, staying
Antonyms for Stay
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Common collocations

position alter position stay position
course alter course stay course
fate alter fate stay fate
time alter time stay time
Other nouns: way, level, size, world, game, age, memories.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Joes have to save him and the other guests, and he has to keep changing between himself and his alter ego to stay on top of the situation.
  • However, if the forked personalities stay separated from the original for more than a few hours, they start to become separate and distinct people, as their experiences alter their personalities.
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Stay and Alter. (2016). Retrieved 2021, September 27, from
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Stay or Alter. 2016. Accessed September 27, 2021.

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