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Definition of Modify


  1. To change somewhat the form or qualities of; to alter somewhat; as, to modify a contrivance adapted to some mechanical purpose; to modify the terms of a contract.
  2. To limit or reduce in extent or degree; to moderate; to qualify; to lower.

Modify Quotations

To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit: it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry.
Paul Rand

Our grandkids will lead the lives of the gods of mythology. Zeus could think and move objects around. We'll have that power. Venus had a perfect, timeless body. We'll have that, too. Pegasus was a flying horse. We'll be able to modify life in the future.
Michio Kaku

Just as we have the power to harm the ocean, we have the power to put in place policies and modify our own behavior in ways that would be an insurance policy for the future of the sea, for the creatures there, and for us, protecting special critical areas in the ocean.
Sylvia Earle

One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Norman Vincent Peale
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Modify Translations

modify in Dutch is wijzigen, modificeren
modify in French is modifions, modifiez, modifient, modifier
modify in Italian is modificare, alterare, variare
modify in Portuguese is modifique
modify in Spanish is alterar, modificar
modify in Swedish is modifiera