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English definition of “modify”

modify

verb [T]  /ˈmɑd·əˌfɑɪ/ us  

modify verb [T] (CHANGE)

to change something slightly, esp. to improve it or make it more acceptable or less extreme: The school board decided to modify its existing employment policy.

modify verb [T] (GRAMMAR)

grammar to limit or add to the meaning of a word or phrase
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