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Meaning & Definition of Modify in English

English

Modify

/mɑdəfaɪ/

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • modify

2. Add a modifier to a constituent

    synonym:
  • modify
  • ,
  • qualify

3. Cause to change

  • Make different
  • Cause a transformation
  • "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"
  • "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
    synonym:
  • change
  • ,
  • alter
  • ,
  • modify