Definitions for modify

Definitions for (verb) modify

Main entry: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Main entry: modify

Definition: make less severe or harsh or extreme

Usage: please modify this letter to make it more polite; he modified his views on same-gender marriage

Main entry: qualify, modify

Definition: add a modifier to a constituent

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