Definitions for modifyˈmɒd əˌfaɪ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word modify
make less severe or harsh or extreme
"please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
add a modifier to a constituent
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"
To make partial changes to.
To be or become modified.
Origin: From modifien, from modifier, from modificare, from modificari, from modus + facere; see mode.
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
to limit or reduce in extent or degree; to moderate; to qualify; to lower
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Incidents like this highlight the need for TSA to modify their pre-check procedures.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
It is incorrect when it says that Congress can actually modify terms of an agreement at any time. That is flat wrong.
It is incorrect when (the letter) says that Congress can actually modify the terms of an agreement at any time. That is flat wrong.
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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- modificarCatalan, Valencian
- ändern, abändern, modifizierenGerman
- προσδιορίζω, μετατρέπομαι, μετατρέπωGreek
- muokata, määrittää, muunnellaFinnish
- veranderen, modificerenDutch
- изменяться, модифицироваться, изменять, модифицироватьRussian
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