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modify 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈmädəˌfī/,
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modifies, 3rd person singular present; modified, past tense; modified, past participle; modifying, present participle;
  1. Make partial or minor changes to (something), typically so as to improve it or to make it less extreme
    • - she may be prepared to modify her views
    • - a modified version of the aircraft
  2. Transform (a structure) from its original anatomical form during development or evolution

  3. (esp. of an adjective) Restrict or add to the sense of (a noun)
    • - the target noun is modified by a “direction” word
  4. Pronounce (a speech sound) in a way that is different from the norm for that sound


  1. make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
  2. add a modifier to a constituent
  3. change: 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"
  4. (modification) alteration: the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
  5. (modification) slightly modified copy; not an exact copy; "a modification of last year's model"
  6. (modification) the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
  7. (Modified (album)) Modified is the second full-length album by Save Ferris. It was released on October 19, 1999.
  8. To make partial changes to; To be or become modified
  9. (modification) the act or result of modifying or the condition of being modified; an alteration or adjustment to something; a change to an organism as a result of its environment that is not transmissable to offspring; a change to a word when it is borrowed by another language; the change ...
  10. (Modifying) The process of changing and generally redesigning all or part of the project to suit your own needs.
  11. (2.3 Modification) Rexly reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Site or Services or any part thereof with or without notice. ...
  12. (Modification) a petition requesting that the court amend an existing order – often used for child support and child custody/visitation.
  13. (modification) A minor alteration in the basic design of a coin.
  14. (MODIFICATION) Freeman & Harding Ltd reserve the right to change any part of this agreement without notice and your use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of this agreement. We advise users to regularly check the Terms and Conditions of this agreement.
  15. (MODIFICATION) Speed MP3 Downloader reserves the right in its sole discretion to change the terms at any time, by any reason, and without any prior notice. ...
  16. (Modification) a change to software that requires changing or adding to the source code.
  17. (Modification) Any change made to an existing sponsored agreement.
  18. (Modification) An award document that modifies any aspect of an existing award other than those named above. ...
  19. (Modification) The act of changing any of the terms of the mortgage.
  20. (Modification) HML may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting on the HML Sites. You agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement when you use the HML Sites after any such modification is posted. ...
  21. (modification) Occasionally, a lender will agree to modify the terms of your mortgage without requiring you to refinance. If any changes are made, it is called a modification.
  22. (Modification) Sniffer24 reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to Sniffer24.com, or to any portion of Sniffer24.com, for any reason whatsoever; and (2) to interrupt the operation of Sniffer24. ...
  23. (Modification) A court order which changes the terms of an earlier court order.
  24. (Modification) a change in the judgment based on a change of circumstance.
  25. (6. Modification) We may modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement at any time and in our sole discretion. ...