modify - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb 

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/ˈmɒdɪfaɪ/
present tense
I/you/we/theymodify
he/she/itmodifies
present participlemodifying
past tensemodified
past participlemodified
  1. 1
    [transitive] to change something slightly, especially in order to improve it or to make it less extreme
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] linguistics to add to the meaning of another word or a phrase by giving more information about it