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 modified
My birth certificate was modified, I changed my name, and when I was sixteen I emancipated from my grandparents and my father.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Obamacare can be modified to be more acceptable to Republicans.
And the fastest-growing sector is the world of modified vaporizers I tried at the counter of the vaporium.
At issue was the modified language concerning the “specific selection terms” the NSA can use to get information.
When those regulatory signals are modified, as in the case of GDF11 in these studies, unwanted proliferation can occur.
The shape of the glottis is also modified in numerous ways by the movement of the tongue and mandibles.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Mr. Prince, of Yamhill county, has modified his views somewhat in regard to the grafted and seedling trees.Walnut Growing in Oregon|Various
China has added the idea of fêng-shui, and has modified architectural forms.
Noises came out of the interior, like a modified din from chambers of revelry.Edith and John|Franklin S. Farquhar
Conditions press upon all life, but life is modified through its own action under given conditions.Concerning Children|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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.