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English definition of “modify”

modify

verb [T] (LANGUAGE)    /ˈmɒd.ɪ.faɪ/ US  /ˈmɑː.dɪ-/ specialized
If a word or phrase modifies another word or phrase used with it, it limits or adds to its meaning : In the sentence 'She ran quickly ', the adverb ' quickly ' modifies the verb ' ran '.Grammatical terms
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