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modify

 
Verb modify has 3 senses
  1. modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
    --1 is one way to
    change
    Derived forms: noun modifier3, noun modification4, noun modification2, noun modification1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. modify, qualify - add a modifier to a constituent
    --2 is one way to add
    Derived forms: noun modifier1, noun modification3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something with something
  3. change, alter, modify - 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"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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