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v. mod·i·fied, mod·i·fy·ing, mod·i·fies
1. To change in form or character; alter.
2. To make less extreme, severe, or strong: refused to modify her stand on the issue.
3. Grammar To qualify or limit the meaning of. For example, summer modifies day in the phrase a summer day.
4. Linguistics To change (a vowel) by umlaut.
To be or become modified; change.

[Middle English modifien, from Old French modifier, from Latin modificāre, to measure, limit : modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots + -ficāre, -fy.]

mod′i·fi′a·bil′i·ty n.
mod′i·fi′a·ble adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.modified - changed in form or charactermodified - changed in form or character; "their modified stand made the issue more acceptable"; "the performance of the modified aircraft was much improved"
qualified - limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval"
varied - characterized by variety; "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied"
unmodified - not changed in form or character
2.modified - mediocre
qualified - limited or restricted; not absolute; "gave only qualified approval"
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