Definitions for: Modify

[v] make changes to; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"
[v] (grammar) add a modifier to a constituent

Webster (1913) Definition: Mod"i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Modified; p. pr. & vb.
n. Modifying.] [F. modifier, L. modificare, modificari;
modus limit + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Mode, and
1. 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. To limit or reduce in extent or degree; to moderate; to
qualify; to lower.

Of his grace He modifies his first severe decree.

See Also: add, attemper, buffer, change, corrupt, cream, cushion, harden, hop up, hot up, inflect, optimise, optimize, qualify, restrict, soften, soup up, specialise, specialize, spoil, syncopate, temper, update

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