Modifying
Modify Mod"i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Modified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Modifying}.] [F. modifier, L. modificare, modificari; modus limit + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Mode}, and {-fy}.] 1. To change somewhat the form or qualities of; to change a part of something while leaving most parts unchanged; to alter somewhat; as, to modify a contrivance adapted to some mechanical purpose; to modify the terms of a contract. [1913 Webster]

2. To limit or reduce in extent or degree; to moderate; to qualify; to lower. [1913 Webster]

Of his grace He modifies his first severe decree. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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