- to change somewhat the form or qualities of; alter partially; amend: to modify a contract.
- Grammar. (of a word, phrase, or clause) to stand in a syntactically subordinate relation to (another word, phrase, or clause), usually with descriptive, limiting, or particularizing meaning; be a modifier. In a good man, good modifies man.
- to be the modifier or attribute of.
- to change (a vowel) by umlaut.
- to reduce or lessen in degree or extent; moderate; soften: to modify one's demands.
- to be or become modified.
Origin of modify
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Related Words for unmodifiedferocious, harsh, turbulent, vicious, brutal, crude, barbaric, fierce, strong, constant, consistent, untouched, stable, uninterrupted, unaffected, frank, blunt, free, vocal, plain
Examples from the Web for unmodified
Contemporary Examples of unmodified
Unmodified by the diversity of interests, they got to vote on their litmus test issue alone.Get Gay Marriage Off the Ballot
November 4, 2009
Historical Examples of unmodified
Unless—Did anybody ever believe any one thing in its unmodified entirety?The Brentons
Anna Chapin Ray
Borneo, perhaps, is the most unmodified Malay island of the Archipelago.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man
Robert Gordon Latham
They have the same qualities that people have, but unmodified.
This theory, unmodified and stated broadly, is not satisfactory.Nature's Miracles, Volume 1
But was this power in practice exercised in so unmodified a form?The Church of England cleared from the charge of Schism
Thomas William Allies
- to change the structure, character, intent, etc, of
- to make less extreme or uncompromisingto modify a demand
- grammar (of a word or group of words) to bear the relation of modifier to (another word or group of words)
- linguistics to change (a vowel) by umlaut
- (intr) to be or become modified