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All elements of expression modify each other, so that no mere rule can cover all cases.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
The treaty with Great Britain cannot modify the nature of China in a few months.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The seven godmothers could modify, but could not annul Alcuine's decree, and thus the fate of the Princess was determined.
THE STORY OF THE DUCHESS OF CICOGNE AND OF MONSIEUR DE BOULINGRINANATOLE FRANCE
Phrases and clauses may lose their reference by being removed from the words they modify.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
If the herbage or other food affect the taste of the milk or cream, it will also modify the flavor of the cheese.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
Perhaps you are inclined to take my altered circumstances into consideration—to modify your views.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
And the third girl had the home-making gifts so well developed naturally that no amount of college training would modify them.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
After evidence had been heard on the matter for twelve weeks, Pitt saw that he must modify his scheme.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
There are, I am aware, certain races who are unable to vocalise certain sounds and accordingly modify them.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
But perhaps, by that method the mingled laughter and horror will modify itself a little.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MODIFY

  • adapt
  • change
  • modify
  • rearrange
  • reconstruct
  • redesign
  • reform
  • reshape
  • tailor
  • update
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