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Meaning of MODIFY

Pronunciation:  'mâdu`fI

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

MODIFY is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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