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modify

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːdəfaɪ; ˈmɒdɪfaɪ/

Translation of modify in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-fies, -fying, -fied)

  • 1.1 (alter) [design/wording] modificar* 1.2 (moderate) [demands/proposal] moderar
    Example sentences
    • In the course of the final two days of debate, the government and the Labor Party used their numbers to defeat a series of amendments from the minor parties to modify the call-out power.
    • Despite this, and despite my complete lack of any experience at all with Perl, I decided that a good thing to do would be to modify them for version 4.
    • The trials in June will be to find out if it works and modifying it with a view to having a serious roll out next year.
    1.3 [Linguistics/Lingüística] modificar*
    Example sentences
    • An attributive adjective modifies an ungrounded noun, thereby contributing to the specification of the type designated by the noun.
    • Since miss is a noun in this phrase, it should be modified by an adjective, not an adverb.
    • The semantic distinction between restrictive and non-restrictive modification applies to adjectives that modify nouns as well as to relative clauses.

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