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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
modify /'mɔdifai/
  • 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
    • sự hỗn loạn, sự lộn xộn
    • nội động từ
      • lao lực
      • to toil and moil
        • làm đổ mồ hôi nước mắt
    Concise Dictionary
    modified|modifies|modifying'mɑdɪfaɪ /'mɒ-
    +make less severe or harsh or extreme
    +add a modifier to a constituent
    +cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

    Thesaurus 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.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + verb (modifies, modifying, modified, modified) [VN]
    1 to change sth slightly, especially in order to make it more suitable for a particular purpose
    Synonym: ADAPT
    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'.
    Collocation Dictionary


    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


    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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