What does the word modify mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To change somewhat; vary; moderate.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: noun

  • Modification.

Usage examples for modify

  1. To show all these things it will be necessary to modify the experimental conditions. – Liquid Drops and Globules, their Formation and Movements by Chas. R. Darling
  2. He had an idea that poetry ought to be an inspiration of the moment; a good foundation to begin with, but which he found afterwards it was necessary to modify. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  3. The house, the rooms, are almost absolutely the same; there may be changes of detail, but they don't modify the general effect. – The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James