Catherine knelt at the altar to pray.
2. To castrate or to spay an animal; such as, a cat or a dog: The family dog was taken to the animal center so the vet could alter it.
The minister wanted to alter the church altar before the next worship service.
When the woman lost weight, she had all of her clothes altered to fit her new figure.2. To spay or to perform a medical operation an animal; such as, a cat or a dog: Ted's dog was taken to the vet to be altered so she couldn't have any puppies.
An inseparable friend [your other self].
The idea is that an alter ego may be considered as speaking or acting for the other self within oneself.
2. A very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of someone's self: Leonard and Lance grew up together in the same neighborhood, went to the same elementary school, the same high school, and seemed to be alter egos among their friends at the college they both attended after graduation.
3. A second self; a perfect substitute or deputy: Jim's assistant manager acts as his alter ego when he is not in the office.
4. Etymology: from Latin alter, "other" + ego, "I, self".
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A description of a completely trustworthy friend, an alter ego both of which convey the same meaning.
Anyone who is your alter idem, or alter ego, is your inseparable friend.
Cicero used the expression, "as if a second self", to describe a completely trustworthy friend; such as, an alter ego ("other I") or alter idem ("another self") are both considered to be one's inseparable friend.
"When she lost weight, she had to have all of her clothes altered to fit her new size."
2. A very close friend.
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were alter egos in a tale of horror."