Synonyms for modify
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To change is distinctively to make a thing other than it has been, in some respect at least; to exchange to put or take something else in its place; to alter is ordinarily to change partially, to make different in one or more particulars. To exchange is often to transfer ownership; as, to exchange city for country property. Change is often used in the sense of exchange; as, to change horses. To transmute is to change the qualities while the substance remains the same; as, to transmute the baser metals into gold. To transform is to change form or appearance, with or without deeper and more essential change; it is less absolute than transmute, tho sometimes used for that word, and is often used in a spiritual sense as transmute could not be; "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind," Rom. xii, 2. Transfigure is, as in its Scriptural use, to change in an exalted and glorious spiritual way; "Jesus ... was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light," Matt. xvii, 1, 2. To metamorphose is to make some remarkable change, ordinarily in external qualities, but often in structure, use, or chemical constitution, as of a caterpillar into a butterfly, of the stamens of a plant into petals, or of the crystalline structure of rocks, hence called "metamorphic rocks," as when a limestone is metamorphosed into a marble. To vary is to change from time to time, often capriciously. To commute is to put something easier, lighter, milder, or in some way more favorable in place of that which is commuted; as, to commute capital punishment to imprisonment for life; to commute daily fares on a railway to a monthly payment. To convert (Latin con, with, and verto, turn) is to primarily turn about, and signifies to change in form, character, use, etc., through a wide range of relations; iron is converted into steel, joy into grief, a sinner into a saint. To turn is a popular word for change in any sense short of the meaning of exchange, being often equivalent to alter, convert, transform, transmute, etc. We modify or qualify a statement which might seem too strong; we modify it by some limitation, qualify it by some addition.
To change a home toilet for a street dress; to change from a caterpillar to or into a butterfly; to change clothes with a beggar.
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make less severe or harsh or extreme
"please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
add a modifier to a constituent
change, alter, modifyverb
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"
to give a value to a subject or mads
quantify the relevance to the relation of out subject. less than 54% i’m outSubmitted by Lee_annemorton on November 12, 2021
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A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas-a place where history comes to life.
When it says that Congress could actually modify the terms of an agreement at any time is flat wrong, you don't have the right to modify an agreement reached executive to executive between leaders of a country.
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
It is incorrect when it says that Congress can actually modify terms of an agreement at any time. That is flat wrong.
The broad foundation upon which our Constitution rests being the people—a breath of theirs having made, as a breath can unmake, change, or modify it—it can be assigned to none of the great divisions of government but to that of democracy.
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- modificarCatalan, Valencian
- modifizieren, abändern, ändernGerman
- μετατρέπομαι, μετατρέπω, προσδιορίζωGreek
- muokata, muunnella, määrittääFinnish
- modificeren, veranderenDutch
- изменять, модифицировать, модифицироваться, изменятьсяRussian
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