Definitions for modifyˈmɒd əˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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


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