What does modify mean?

Definitions for modify
ˈmɒd əˌfaɪmod·i·fy

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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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce modify?

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How to say modify in sign language?

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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

Examples of modify in a Sentence

  1. Sourabh Gupta:

    North Korea has shut the door on China’s efforts to modify his behavior so far.

  2. Mark Meadows:

    There's a few things that we're going to try to modify and make sure we get right.

  3. Inspector General John Roth:

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

  4. Quentin Crisp:

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

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of modify

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