动词过去式:modified 过去分词:modified 现在分词:modifying 第三人称单数:modifies 形容词:modifiable 名词:modifiability
v (pt, pp -fied) [Tn]
1 change (sth) slightly, esp to make it less extreme or to improve it 稍改（某事物）; （尤指）使缓和, 使改善, 使改进
*The union has been forced to modify its position. 工会被迫稍稍改变立场.
* The policy was agreed by the committee, but only in a modified form. 那政策惟经修改後始获委员会同意.
* The heating system has recently been modified to make it more efficient. 最近供暖设备已稍加改动以提高效率. =>Usage at change1 用法见change1.
2 (grammar) (esp of an adj or adv) limit the sense of (another word) （尤指形容词或副词）修饰, 限定（另一词）的意义
*In `the black cat' the adjective `black' modifies the noun `cat'. 在｀黑猫＇这一词组中, 形容词｀黑＇修饰名词｀猫＇.
v past tense and past participlemodifiedpresent participlemodifyingthird person singularmodifies [T]
1300-1400; Language: French;Origin:
modifier, from Latin
modificare 'to measure, moderate'
, from modus; MODE
to make small changes to something in order to improve it and make it more suitable or effective
= adapt The feedback will be used to modify the course for next year. The regulations can only be modified by a special committee.modify sth to do sth The seats can be modified to fit other types of vehicle.technical
if an adjective, adverb etc modifies another word, it describes something or limits the word's meaning. In the phrase 'walk slowly', the adverb 'slowly' modifies the verb 'walk'.
1. You´d better modify your tone. 你说话最好客气一点。