verb (used with object), mod·i·fied, mod·i·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), mod·i·fied, mod·i·fy·ing.
- modified american plan,
- modified radical mastectomy,
- modigliani, amedeo,
Origin of modify
Examples from the Web for modifiable
It is a statement of the fact that conduct is modifiable and that such modifications may become permanent.How to Teach|George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
Means of correcting the modifiable being that we call bad, and encouraging the other that we call good.Diderot and the Encyclopdists|John Morley
"Human nature" is modifiable and economic choice and action are factors in this indivisible process (§§ 2-4).Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
They are modifiable merely for the sake of economy or other convenience.The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions|Carveth Read
The little part of the scheme of affairs which is modifiable by our efforts is continuous with the rest of the world.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (mainly tr)
Word Origin for modify
late 14c., from Old French modifier (14c.), from Latin modificare "to limit, measure off, restrain," from modus "measure, manner" (see mode (n.1)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Modified; modifying.