To modify is to make a change or alteration.(verb)
When you alter the color in a room, this is an example of a situation where you modify a color.
See modify in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME modifien < MFr < L modificare, to limit, regulate < modus, measure (see mode) + facere, to make: see do
See modify in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb mod·i·fied, mod·i·fy·ing, mod·i·fies verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English modifien
Origin: , from Old French modifier
Origin: , from Latin modificāre, to measure, limit
Origin: : modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + -ficāre, -fy.
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