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modify



verb
1. make less severe or harsh or extreme (Freq. 17)
- please modify this letter to make it more polite
- he modified his views on same-gender marriage
Derivationally related forms:
modifiable, modifier, modification
Hypernyms:
change
Hyponyms:
optimize, optimise, attemper, syncopate, update,
soup up, hop up, hot up, cream, qualify, restrict,
corrupt, spoil, temper, harden, specialize, specialise,
buffer, inflect, cushion, soften
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
2. add a modifier to a constituent (Freq. 1)
Syn:
qualify
Derivationally related forms:
qualifier (for: qualify), qualifying (for: qualify), modifier, modification
Topics:
grammar
Hypernyms:
add
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s something with something
3. cause to change;
make different;
cause a transformation
- The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
- The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
Syn:
change, alter
Derivationally related forms:
modifiable, modification, alterable (for: alter), alteration (for: alter), changer (for: change), change (for: change)
Hyponyms:
awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up,
arouse, cause to sleep, affect, refresh, freshen, refreshen,
inseminate, fecundate, fertilize, fertilise, indispose, cry,
etiolate, shade, brutalize, brutalise, animalize, animalise,
convert, opalize, opalise, arterialize, arterialise, make,
get, counterchange, transpose, interchange, vascularize, vascularise,
decrepitate, suburbanize, suburbanise, revolutionize, revolutionise, overturn,
barbarize, barbarise, alkalinize, alkalinise, mythologize, mythologise,
mythicize, mythicise, allegorize, allegorise, demythologize, demythologise,
bring, land, coarsen, impact, bear upon, bear on,
touch on, touch, alchemize, alchemise, alcoholize, alcoholise,
shape, form, round off, round down, round out, round,
suspend, sober, reconstruct, increase, ease up, ease off,
let up, assimilate, dissimilate, commute, exchange, vitalize,
vitalise, unclutter, clear, activate, aerate, inactivate,
deactivate, deaden, blunt, remodel, redo, edit,
redact, cut, edit out, tame, chasten, subdue,
moderate, temper, better, improve, amend, ameliorate,
meliorate, worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate, wet,
dry, dry out, lubricate, strengthen, beef up, fortify,
spike, lace, weaken, oxidize, oxidise, oxidate,
unite, unify, merge, age, ripen, mature,
antique, antiquate, develop, make grow, soften, damage,
ossify, acerbate, stabilize, stabilise, destabilize, destabilise,
sensitize, sensitise, sensify, sensibilize, sensibilise, desensitize,
desensitise, habituate, accustom, disorder, disarray, discolor,
color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour,
color in, colour in, stain, hue, uglify, untune,
adjust, set, correct, disqualify, unfit, domesticate,
domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, widen, dehydrogenate, hydrogenate,
oxygenize, oxygenise, darken, brighten, lighten up, lighten,
blur, blear, obscure, bedim, overcloud, blot out,
obliterate, veil, hide, cook, slenderize, slenderise,
crack, dissolve, dismiss, end, terminate, demist,
defog, condense, concentrate, contract, cool, chill,
cool down, heat, heat up, warm, boil, freeze,
blister, switch, change over, shift, transform, transmute,
transubstantiate, ash, translate, reform, regenerate, rectify,
Islamize, Islamise, turn back, invert, reverse, customize,
customise, personalize, personalise, individualize, individualise, depersonalize,
depersonalise, objectify, sharpen, flatten, drop, disintegrate,
magnetize, magnetise, demagnetize, demagnetise, degauss, simplify,
complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate, perplex, supercharge,
pressurize, pressurise, centralize, centralise, decentralize, deconcentrate,
decentralise, socialize, socialise, fix, prepare, set up,
ready, gear up, internationalize, internationalise, communize, communise,
bolshevize, bolshevise, Europeanize, Europeanise, bestialize, bestialise,
Americanize, Americanise, Frenchify, civilize, civilise, nationalize,
nationalise, denationalize, denationalise, naturalize, naturalise, denaturalize,
denaturalise, even, even out, equal, match, equalize,
equalise, equate, stiffen, loosen, loose, tighten,
fasten, transitivize, transitivise, detransitivize, detransitivise, intransitivize,
intransitivise, thicken, inspissate, full, diversify, decelerate,
slow down, accelerate, speed, speed up, check, retard,
delay, decrease, lessen, minify, liquefy, liquify,
liquidize, liquidise, solvate, validate, invalidate, void,
vitiate, empty, fill, fill up, make full, saturate,
clot, coagulate, louden, normalize, normalise, renormalize,
renormalise, morph, neutralize, neutralise, commercialize, commercialise,
market, purify, purge, sanctify, mechanize, mechanise,
automatize, automatise, automate, harmonize, harmonise, chord,
polarize, polarise, glorify, contaminate, devalue, insulate,
calcify, urbanize, urbanise, emulsify, demulsify, decarboxylate,
nazify, clarify, embrittle, mark, nick, disable,
disenable, incapacitate, enable, de-emphasize, de-emphasise, destress,
tender, tenderize, tenderise, charge, bubble, sweeten,
iodinate, ionate, archaize, archaise, inform, officialize,
officialise, occidentalize, occidentalise, westernize, westernise, orientalize,
orientalise, acetylate, acetylize, acetylise, achromatize, achromatise,
parallel, collimate, camp, classicize, classicise, conventionalize,
conventionalise, decimalize, decimalise, dizzy, poison, envenom,
exteriorize, exteriorise, externalize, externalise, glamorize, glamourise,
glamourize, glamorise, introvert, laicize, laicise, politicize,
politicise, radicalize, proof, romanticize, romanticise, rusticate,
sauce, shallow, shoal, tense, steepen, scramble,
unscramble, unsex, vitrify, pall, saponify, extend,
expand, set aside, muddy, lift, raise, elevate,
harshen, dinge, demonize, demonise, devilize, devilise,
diabolize, diabolise, etherealize, etherialise, immaterialize, immaterialise,
unsubstantialize, unsubstantialise, animize, animise, animate, dynamize,
dynamise, rarefy, sublimate, subtilize, volatilize, volatilise,
uniformize, uniformise, symmetrize, symmetrise, immortalize, immortalise,
eternize, eternise, eternalize, eternalise, denature, sanitize,
sanitise, verbify, sputter, draw, dope, prostrate,
excite, energize, energise, shake, outmode, spice,
spice up, shorten, think, deflate, inflate, reflate,
digitize, digitise, digitalize, digitalise, gelatinize, gelatinise,
recombine, feminize, feminise, effeminize, effeminise, womanize,
masculinize, masculinise, virilize, virilise, disharmonize, dissonate,
sexualize, sexualise, schematize, schematise, patent, constitutionalize,
constitutionalise, rationalize, rationalise, plasticize, plasticise, paganize,
paganise, incandesce, deaminate, deaminize, angulate, circularize,
depolarize, depolarise, intensify, isomerize, isomerise, legitimate,
evaporate, vaporise, industrialize, industrialise, opacify, opsonize,
militarize, militarise, recommend, sentimentalize, sentimentalise, solemnize,
solemnise, territorialize, territorialise, transaminate, transfigure, spiritualize,
unsanctify, vesiculate, visualize, visualise, variegate, ventilate,
vivify, vulgarise, vulgarize, supple, professionalize, professionalise,
smut, still, weaponize, eroticize, sex up, piggyback,
port, lifehack, cloud, confuse, obnubilate, tone down,
obfuscate, synchronize, synchronise, mince, break down, crush,
fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out,
fatten out, fatten up, disturb, dull, untie, undo,
barb, string, straighten, straighten out, mix, mingle,
commix, amalgamate, put, clean, make clean, dirty,
soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire, lower,
depress, deform, break, break up, alter, decorate,
adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify, humanize,
humanise, humble, estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect,
right, deodorize, deodorise, deodourise, blind, change intensity,
change taste, substitute, replace, capture, lend, impart,
bestow, contribute, add, restore, reinstate, reestablish,
liberalize, liberalise, compensate, redress, democratize, democratise,
corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch,
debase, profane, deprave, misdirect, relax, flocculate,
turn, cohere
Cause:
change
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something

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