English - Vietnamese Dictionary
modify /'mɔdifai/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- giảm bớt, làm nhẹ, làm dịu
- to modify one's tone: dịu giọng, hạ giọng
- sửa đổi, thay đổi
- the revolution modified the whole social structure of the country: cách mạng đã làm thay đổi cả cấu trúc xã hội của đất nước
- (ngôn ngữ học) thay đổi (nguyên âm) bằng hiện c lao lực
modified|modifies|modifying'mɑdɪfaɪ /'mɒ-Thesaurus Dictionary
+make less severe or harsh or extreme
+add a modifier to a constituent
+cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
Advanced English Dictionary
1 adjust, adapt, change, transform, alter, revise, amend, redo, remake, remould, reshape, reconstruct, reform, revamp, refashion, remodel, rework, reword, reorient, reorganize:
They are modifying the car to increase its performance. He should modify his views on censorship
2 reduce, decrease, diminish, lessen, moderate, temper, soften, lower, abate, tone down, modulate; qualify, limit, restrict:
The severity of the winter is modified by our proximity to the sea. We shall have to modify our demands.
+ verb (modifies, modifying, modified, modified) [VN]Collocation Dictionary
1 to change sth slightly, especially in order to make it more suitable for a particular purpose
The office software has been modified over the years. + Patients are taught how to modify their diet. + We found it cheaper to modify existing equipment rather than buy new. - CHANGE
2 to make sth less extreme: to modify your behaviour / language / views
3 (grammar) a word, such as an adjective or adverb, that modifies another word or group of words describes it or restricts its meaning in some way: In 'walk slowly', the adverb 'slowly' modifies the verb 'walk'.
considerably, drastically, greatly, heavily, profoundly, radically, significantly, substantially
The original text has been modified so radically that it is barely recognizable.
| a little, partially, partly, slightly, somewhat | gradually | constantly | specially | appropriately, suitably | accordingly | chemically, genetically
genetically modified organisms
VERB + MODIFY
have to, need to
You may need to modify your plans a little.
highly modified, in a modified form
These ideas are still used today, though in a slightly modified form.
| a modified version
using a highly modified version of the program
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