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modify

verb

1 modify

Make less severe or harsh or extreme.

Roget 15: be different etc. adj.; differ, vary, ablude, mismatch, contrast; divaricate; differ toto coelo [Lat.], differ longo intervallo [It].    vary, modify etc. ... show more



2 modify

Add a modifier to a constituent.

synonym: qualify.

Roget 469: qualify, limit, modify, leaven, give a color to, introduce new conditions, narrow, temper.    waffle, quibble, hem and haw (be uncertain) 475; equivocate ... show more

3 modify

Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.

synonyms: alter, change.

Roget 140: change, alter, vary, wax and wane; modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with; turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, ... show more

Dutch: altereren, changeren, converteren, herscheppen, modificeren, omzetten, variƫren, veranderen, wijzigen


Moby thesaurus: abate, accommodate, adapt, adjust, adjust to, alter, ameliorate, amend, analyze, anatomize, assuage, atomize, better, box in, break up, change, chop logic, circumscribe, condition, convert ... show more.

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