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Modify meaning

modify - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. add a modifier to a constituent
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To limit or reduce in extent or degree; to moderate; to qualify; to lower.
  5. 5. Modification.
  6. 6. To change the form of.

modify - examples of usage

  1. But he allowed himself to modify the plan slightly. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. In what direction is the conscious thought going to modify the action of the three principles that are below it? - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  3. The Major could not find any forgiveness at all, though the thought of Sally just sufficed to modify the severity of his condemnation. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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