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modify

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of modify

  1. 1 to limit the meaning of (as a noun) adjectives are words that modify nouns, while adverbs can modify adjectives and verbs Synonyms of modify qualifyWords Related to modify alter, color, distort, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp; narrowNear Antonyms of modify broaden, expand, widen

  2. 2 to make different in some way he modified the appliance so that it would run more quietly Synonyms of modify alter, make over, change, recast, redo, refashion, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, varyWords Related to modify deform, metamorphose, mutate; regenerate, revolutionize, transfigure, transform, transmute; commute, convert, exchange; rejigger, retoolAntonyms of modify fix, freeze, set, stabilize

Synonym Discussion of modify

change, alter, vary, modify mean to make or become different. change implies making either an essential difference often amounting to a loss of original identity or a substitution of one thing for another.
    • changed the shirt for a larger size
alter implies a difference in some particular respect without suggesting loss of identity.
    • slightly altered the original design
vary stresses a breaking away from sameness, duplication, or exact repetition.
    • vary your daily routine
modify suggests a difference that limits, restricts, or adapts to a new purpose.
    • modified the building for use by the disabled


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