Altar vs. Alter

  • A sacred table in a church
    • example:  The wine was on the altar.
  • A table used for religious rituals, such as making offerings to a god
    • example:  He walked up to the altar.
  • To change
    • example:  I altered our course.

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  • This is a beautiful altar.
  • The altar is made from marble.
  • The bread is next to the wine, on the altar.
  • They gathered around the altar.
  • Can you alter my grades?
  • I want to alter history.
  • He altered his life.
  • How can I alter my behavior?
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