Definitions for modifyˈmɒd əˌfaɪ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word modify

Princeton's WordNet

  1. modify(verb)

    make less severe or harsh or extreme

    "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

  2. modify, qualify(verb)

    add a modifier to a constituent

  3. change, alter, modify(verb)

    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

    "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Wiktionary

  1. modify(Verb)

    To make partial changes to.

  2. modify(Verb)

    To be or become modified.

  3. Origin: From modifien, from modifier, from modificare, from modificari, from modus + facere; see mode.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modify(verb)

    to change somewhat the form or qualities of; to alter somewhat; as, to modify a contrivance adapted to some mechanical purpose; to modify the terms of a contract

  2. Modify(verb)

    to limit or reduce in extent or degree; to moderate; to qualify; to lower

  3. Origin: [F. modifier, L. modificare, modificari; modus limit + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Mode, and -fy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Modify

    mod′i-fī, v.t. to set bounds to: to moderate: to change the form or quality of: to alter slightly: to vary.—adj. Modifī′able.—n. Modificā′tion, act of modifying or state of being modified: result of alteration or change: changed shape or condition.—adjs. Mod′ificātive, Mod′ificātory, tending to modify: causing change of form or condition.—n. Mod′ifīer. [Fr. modifier—L. modificāre, -ātummodus, a measure, facĕre, to make.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'modify' in Verbs Frequency: #667

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of modify in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of modify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Inspector General John Roth:

    Incidents like this highlight the need for TSA to modify their pre-check procedures.

  2. Quentin Crisp:

    Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.

  3. State John Kerry:

    It is incorrect when it says that Congress can actually modify terms of an agreement at any time. That is flat wrong.

  4. State John Kerry:

    It is incorrect when (the letter) says that Congress can actually modify the terms of an agreement at any time. That is flat wrong.

  5. Darlene Tando:

    A lot of times, kids don't say anything or they keep it hidden or they modify their behavior based on the wishes of those around them.

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