Definition of 'modify'
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People always modify their behaviour if they know a camera is running. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They need to learn to modify these to become acceptable to adult society. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The new technology also makes genetically modified organisms less objectionable. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The frame has been modified to improve stability at speed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many of the proposals released in advance revolve around tax incentives to modify behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The bird is clearly controlling its behaviour and modifying it in detail according to what the intruder does. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)Be sure that clauses acting as adjectives clearly modify the noun they are supposed to modify in the sentence. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)If we suddenly find ourselves in a situation where we receive no positive feedback our social behaviour would be modified. Know Your Own Mind (1991)We need to modify our behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their purpose is to modify behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We also modify our behaviour by observing the behaviour of those around us and by becoming influenced by social expectations and values. Know Your Own Mind (1991)So he modified it to become the accent from nowhere, so he would fit in. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To cope with this uncomfortable feeling, bankers recently modified their behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The adjectives angry and young modify the noun men; the adjectives vulnerable and weaker modify the noun beings. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)That our viewpoints become modified? Times, Sunday Times (2006)From the 1980s we have been modifying it to make it more flexible, with some success. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The basic, elegant design is already complete; modifying it to improve service will be an afterthought. Total Customer Service (The Ultimate Weapon) (1990)The high-quality research we carried out could not have been conducted without cages, which were continually improved and modified. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'modify'
British English: modify /ˈmɒdɪˌfaɪ/ VERB
If you modify something, you change it slightly in order to improve it.
He modified the recipe and it became one of the restaurant's most popular dishes.
- American English: modify
- Arabic: يُعَدِّلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: modificar
- Chinese: 修改
- Croatian: modificirati
- Czech: upravit změnit
- Danish: ændre
- Dutch: wijzigen
- European Spanish: modificar
- Finnish: muokata
- French: modifier
- German: modifizieren
- Greek: τροποποιώ
- Italian: modificare
- Japanese: 変更する
- Korean: 수정하다
- Norwegian: endre
- Polish: zmodyfikować
- European Portuguese: modificar
- Romanian: a modifica
- Russian: модифицировать
- Spanish: modificar
- Swedish: ändra
- Thai: เปลี่ยนแปลงแก้ไข
- Turkish: değişiklik yapmak
- Ukrainian: удосконалювати
- Vietnamese: sửa đổi
Definition of modify from the Collins English Dictionary
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