modify

  • 1 modify — I (alter) verb adapt, adjust, affect, ameliorate, amend, change, commutare, convert, correct, effect a change, emend, emendate, give a new form to, improve, improve upon, introduce changes, make adjustments, make corrections, make improvements,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 modify — mod‧i‧fy [ˈmɒdfaɪ ǁ ˈmɑː ] verb modified PTandPP [transitive] to make changes, especially small changes, to something in order to improve it and make it more suitable or effective: • The plan has been slightly modified. • Banks have modified… …

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  • 3 Modify — 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 { fy}.] 1. To change somewhat the form or qualities of; to change a part of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 modify — [v1] alter, change adapt, adjust, become, convert, correct, customize, doctor, mutate, recast, redo, refashion, reform, remodel, reorganize, repair, reshape, revise, rework, shift gears*, switch over, transfigure, transform, transmogrify,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 modify — [mäd′ə fī΄] vt. modified, modifying [ME modifien < MFr < L modificare, to limit, regulate < modus, measure (see MODE) + facere, to make: see DO1] 1. to change or alter; esp., to change slightly or partially in character, form, etc. 2. to …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 modify — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. modifier (14c.), from L. modificare to limit, measure off, restrain, from modus measure, manner (see MODE (Cf. mode) (n.1)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Modified; …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 modify — *change, alter, vary Analogous words: temper, *moderate, qualify: *transform, convert, metamorphose, transmogrify …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 modify — ► VERB (modifies, modified) ▪ make partial changes to. ORIGIN Latin modificare, from modus measure …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 modify — modifiable, adj. modifiability, modifiableness, n. /mod euh fuy /, v., modified, modifying. v.t. 1. to change somewhat the form or qualities of; alter partially; amend: to modify a contract. 2. Gram. (of a word, phrase, or clause) to stand in a… …

    Universalium

  • 10 modify — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, drastically, extensively, greatly, heavily, profoundly, radically, significantly, substantially ▪ Th …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 Modify — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Modify Originaltitel: Modify Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 2005 Länge: 85 Minuten Originalsprache: englisch …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 12 modify — 01. In English, adjectives usually [modify] nouns. 02. Foreign cars sold in this country must undergo certain [modifications] in order to reduce the amount of pollution they produce. 03. The carpenter made some [modifications] to our cupboard, so …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 modify — [[t]mɒ̱dɪfaɪ[/t]] modifies, modifying, modified 1) VERB If you modify something, you change it slightly, usually in order to improve it. [V n] The club members did agree to modify their recruitment policy... [V ed] The plane was a modified… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 modify — mod|i|fy [ˈmɔdıfaı US ˈma: ] v past tense and past participle modified present participle modifying third person singular modifies [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: modifier, from Latin modificare to measure, moderate , from modus; MODE]… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 modify */*/ — UK [ˈmɒdɪfaɪ] / US [ˈmɑdɪˌfaɪ] verb Word forms modify : present tense I/you/we/they modify he/she/it modifies present participle modifying past tense modified past participle modified 1) [transitive] to change something slightly, especially in… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 modify — mod•i•fy [[t]ˈmɒd əˌfaɪ[/t]] v. fied, fy•ing 1) to change somewhat the form or qualities of; alter partially; amend: to modify a contract[/ex] 2) gram. (of a word, phrase, or clause) to stand in a syntactically subordinate relation to (another… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 modify — To change or vary, not to create. A power given to modify or abolish implies the existence of the subject matter to be modified or abolished. When exercised to modify, it does not destroy identity, but effects some change or qualification in form …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 18 modify — mod·i·fy mäd ə .fī vt, fied; fy·ing to make a change in <modify behavior by the use of drugs> mod·i·fi·abil·i·ty .mäd ə .fī ə bil ət ē n, pl ties mod·i·fi·able fī ə bəl adj …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 modify — mod|i|fy [ madı,faı ] verb * 1. ) transitive FORMAL to change something slightly, especially in order to improve it or to make it less extreme: ALTER: Under mandatory sentencing, the court has no authority to modify the prison term. The plan… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 modify — pakeisti statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Artilerijoje – asmens, turinčio įgaliojimus pakeisti ugnies planą, įsakymas. atitikmenys: angl. modify pranc. modification …

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