What is modify?

  • (verb): Add a modifier to a constituent.
    Synonyms: qualify
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "modify":

  • (verb): Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.
    Synonyms: change, alter
  • (verb): Make less severe or harsh or extreme.
    Example: "Please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

Famous quotes containing the word modify:

    The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.
    Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986)

    Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.
    Quentin Crisp (b. 1908)

    Every writer “creates” his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.
    Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986)