Synonyms for modify

Grammar : Verb
Spell : mod-uh-fahy
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmɒd əˌfaɪ

Top 10 synonyms for modify Other synonyms for the word modify

Définition of modify

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French modifier (14c.), from Latin modificare "to limit, measure off, restrain," from modus "measure, manner" (see mode (n.1)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Modified; modifying.
  • verb alter, change
  • verb lessen, reduce
Example sentences :
  • As respects this allocation, how would I modify that instrument?
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • We modify it in these degenerate days to "blood will have money:"
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 9, 1870 » by Various
  • The result of this attempt to modify the scheme was the Indian mutiny.
  • Extract from : « The History of the First West India Regiment » by A. B. Ellis
  • It is his to choose his environment; it is his to modify his environment when he cannot leave it.
  • Extract from : « The Meaning of Evolution » by Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • He found cause to modify the excellent impression he had received at first.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
  • I'll have to modify one of the motors a little, but it's not a hard job.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 » by Various
  • Pierre can but wait, powerless to avert or modify any impending crisis.
  • Extract from : « Oswald Langdon » by Carson Jay Lee
  • Then we were able to modify that to heave sand and to let it tap the ionosphere.
  • Extract from : « Sand Doom » by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The only result of the objections raised to it was to modify some of its theories.
  • Extract from : « The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism » by Franz Cumont
  • I persisted in the statement I had already made, and refused to modify it in any manner.
  • Extract from : « Breaking Away » by Oliver Optic

Antonyms for modify

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