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English definition of “modify”

modify

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈmɒdɪfaɪ/
CHANGE to change something in order to improve it: [often passive] The plans will have to be modified to reduce costs. genetically modified foodAdapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something
GRAMMAR In grammar, a word that modifies another word describes or limits the meaning of that word: Adjectives modify nouns.Grammatical terms
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