modify modify  /ˈmɑ də ˌfaɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make less severe or harsh or extreme
  2. (v) add a modifier to a constituent
  3. (v) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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Usage(s):

  1. Hence, they modify just enough mortgages to slow the decline a bit, but not stop it.
  2. Other government and private programs to modify loans have had somewhat more uptake, but still haven't done much to slow the unprecedented wave of foreclosures sweeping the country.
  3. They're not prevention trials, but they're just seeing whether the treatments can modify this aggregation of plaques one way or the other.

News

  1. Committee stalls out on pensions

    An attempt to modify the future impact of an error in a new pension law continued Wednesday, but wasn’t resolved.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Helena Independent Record

  2. Montana retirement panel asked to modify pension fix to avoid mistake

    HELENA – An attempt to modify the future impact of an error in a new pension law continued Wednesday, but wasn’t resolved.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Ravalli Republic

  3. NASA: Modify Vehicle Assembly Building High Bay 3 for SLS Kennedy Space Center Florida

    NASA: Modify Vehicle Assembly Building High Bay 3 for SLS Kennedy Space Center Florida - SpaceRef
    on June 18, 2013     Source: SpaceRef

Quotes

  1. "It's just very exciting for me as a computer geek to be able to have a phone that I can play with and modify and innovate upon just like I have with computers in the past," Brin said.
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Brin Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "We have to modify our campaign to some extent because of the suicide bombings," Bhutto said. "We will continue to meet the public. We will not be deterred."
    on Oct 20, 2007 By: Benazir Bhutto Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We're going to get this done and stay in session as long as it takes to get it done. We'll work with the president, modify his plan to make it better for taxpayers and homeowners," Reid said.
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Harry Reid Source: AFP

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