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modify meaning

[ 'mɔdifai ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "modify""modify" in a sentence
MeaningMobile
  • Verb: modify  'módu`fI
    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. Add a modifier to a constituent
      - qualify 
    3. Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
      - change, alter

    Derived forms: modified, modifies, modifying

    See also: modifiable, modification, modifier

    Type of: add, change

    Encyclopedia: Modify


  • [Business]
    AmE / verb [+ obj] (modifies, modifying, modified, modified)

    to change sth slightly, especially in order to make it more suitable for a particular purpose:

    The software is modified for specific customers.

    We found it cheaper to modify existing equipment rather than buy new.

    They're planning to sell a modified version of their popular small car.

    SYN ADAPT

    modification /; AmE / noun [C,U]:

    Considerable modification of the existing system is needed.

    It might be necessary to make a few slight modifications to the design.


  • [Electronics]
    To perform a MODIFICATION to a circuit,
    device, system, signal, program address, etc.
    moding A fault characterized by oscillation of a
    MAGNETRON in undesirable modes.

  • [Medicine]
    vt -fied; -fy·ing : to make a change in ‹modify behavior by the use of drugs› — mod·i·fi·abil·i·ty n pl -tiesmod·i·fi·able adj
Examples
  • The grower can modify his cultural program.
  • Fertilizers modify the composition of herbage.
  • They may simply modify the verb.
  • They may modify the whole sentence.
  • The structure of the iris will also modify the shade.
  • He will have to modify his views if he wants to be elected.
  • "very " is used to modify adjectives and past participles used as adjectives
  • Such extraction modifies the whole cell-membrance network throughout the wool fiber.
  • There have been attempts to modify the fiber chemically to resist abrasion enhancement.
  • However, man has been highly successful in his attempts to modify the weather on a very small scale.
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