modify

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From Middle English modifien, from Middle French modifier, from Latin modificare ‎(to limit, control, regulate, deponent), from modificari ‎(to measure off, set bound to, moderate), from modus ‎(measure) + facere ‎(to make); see mode.

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modify ‎(third-person singular simple present modifies, present participle modifying, simple past and past participle modified)

  1. (transitive) To make partial changes to.
  2. (intransitive) To be or become modified.

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