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Synonyms for modify
ˈmɒd əˌfaɪmod·i·fy

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  1. modifyverb

    adapt, amend, revamp, rework, alter

  2. modifyverb

    To make partial changes to.

    rework, revamp, amend, alter, adapt

  3. modifyverb

    To be or become modified.

    amend, adapt, revamp, alter, rework

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. modifyverb

    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.

    alter, change, change, commute, convert, diversify, exchange, metamorphose, qualify, shift, substitute, transfigure, transform, transmute, turn, vary, veer

    abide, bide, continue, endure, hold, keep, persist, remain, retain, stay

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. modifyverb

    make less severe or harsh or extreme

    "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

    alter, change, qualify

  2. modify, qualifyverb

    add a modifier to a constituent

    restrict, change, dispose, characterise, stipulate, specify, characterize, qualify, alter, condition, measure up

  3. 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"

    change, interchange, interpolate, alter, vary, qualify, commute, shift, exchange, neuter, falsify, castrate, spay, convert, switch, transfer, deepen

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Editors Contribution

  1. quantifyadverb

    to give a value to a subject or mads

    quantify the relevance to the relation of out subject. less than 54% i’m out

    Submitted by Lee_annemorton on November 12, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. modifyverb

    shape, give form to, give a special mode to

  2. modifyverb

    alter, change, vary, give a new form to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. modifyverb

    limit, qualify, adjust

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How to use modify in a sentence?

  1. Petroperu President German Velasquez:

    Specific elements in the contract do not satisfy the finance ministry, the goal is to modify the partnership contract to lift those caveats.

  2. Stephen Breyer:

    You have to figure out what you're going to say in conference to a greater extent, to get it across simply, you have to be flexible, hear other people, and be prepared to modify your views. But that doesn't mean( going in with) a blank mind.

  3. Dr. Molyn Leszcz:

    The fundamental principle that I think is wise to follow is this: identify the clinical population, identify the clinical need, try to shape the group psychotherapy to meet those clinical needs and adapt to the logistical challenges of providing group therapy in that environment. Modify the model that you are using so that it fits within those parameters and then apply the intervention, study it, measure it, report on it, and try to improve on it.

  4. Lori Keslowitz:

    I would not trust it as much as I would a smaller business run by local people, i would assume that when a smaller company is being bought by a larger company, they usually have to modify their products to meet the needs of a larger amount of people.

  5. Professor Martin Tangney:

    Butanol, which is our fuel, is an advanced fuel that's a four carbon alcohol, so inherently it has more energy, it has almost the same amount of energy as petrol, whereas bioethanol has only got 70 percent of it, you can store it and pipe it and use the existing infrastructure to distribute this, and in fact you do not need to modify an engine. So this is a genuine like-for-like substitution for oil or diesel - and moreover the fuel is not restricted to automobiles. It's currently being trialled in shipping industry and is a very good base unit for jet fuel.

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