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Definitions of Modify

Pronunciation : Mod"i*fy
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [F. modifier, L. modificare, modificari; modus limit + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Mode, and -fy.]
Definition : 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. Dryden.

t. [imp. & p. p. Modified; p. pr. & vb. n. Modifying.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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