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change (modify)

Definition:

to cause to change; to make different; to cause a transformation

Class:

change verb (size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.)

Related to:

changer

Past tense:

changed

Present participle:

changing

3rd-person singular present:

changes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

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Usage example:

The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms:

alter | modify

Etymology:

As a noun, from Middle English chaunge, from Anglo-Norman chaunge, from Old...
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All senses of change...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

modify | modifiable [adjective, derived]

to change the structure, character, intent, etc, of | to make less extreme or uncompromising | [grammar] (of a word or group of words) to bear the ... (25 of 493 words, 5 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/modify

Oxford Dictionary:

modify | modified [past tense] | modifying [present participle] | modifies [3rd-person singular present] | modifiable [derived] | modificatory [derived]

make partial or minor changes to (something) | [biology] : transform (a structure) from its original anatomical form during development or evolution | ... (21 of 253 words, 4 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/modify

Merriam-Webster:

modify | modified [past tense] | modifying [present participle] | moderate [synonym, sense-specific] | qualify [synonym, sense-specific] | fix [antonym, sense-specific] | freeze [antonym, sense-specific] | set [antonym, sense-specific] | stabilize [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

to make less extreme; "moderate" | to limit or restrict the meaning of especially in a grammatical construction ; to change (a vowel) by umlaut | to ... (25 of 226 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/modify

Random House Dictionary:

modify | modified [past tense] | modifying [present participle]

to change somewhat the form or qualities of; alter partially; amend. | [grammar] (of a word, phrase, or clause) to stand in a syntactically ... (23 of 97 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/modify

Wikipedia:

Modification [disambiguation]

may refer to: Modifications of school work for students with special educational needs | Modifications (genetics) | Posttranslational modifications | Modding, modifying hardware or software Mod (video gaming) | Modified car | Body modification | ... (29 of 97 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Modification

American Heritage Dictionary:

modify | modified [past tense] | modifying [present participle] | modifies [3rd-person singular present] | modifiability [noun, related] | modifiable [adjective, related]

To change in form or character; alter. | To make less extreme, severe, or strong | [grammar] To qualify or limit the meaning of. For example, "summer" ... (25 of 92 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/modify

New World Dictionary:

modify | modified [past tense] | modifying [present participle] | modifiable [adjective, related]

to change or alter; especially, to change slightly or partially in character, form, etc. | to limit or reduce slightly; moderate | [grammar] to limit ... (23 of 82 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/modify

Macmillan British Dictionary:

modify | modified [past tense] | modifying [present participle] | modifies [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] to change something slightly, especially in order to improve it or to make it less extreme | [intransitive/transitive, linguistics] to ... (20 of 72 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/modify

Cambridge Dictionary:

modify [entry 1]

to change something such as a plan, opinion, law or way of behaviour slightly, usually to improve it or make it more acceptable (23 of 54 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/modify 1

modify [entry 2, specialized]

If a word or phrase modifies another word or phrase used with it, it limits or adds to its meaning (20 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/modify 2

Wiktionary:

modify | modified [past tense] | modifying [present participle] | modifies [3rd-person singular present] | adapt [synonym, sense-specific] | alter [synonym, sense-specific] | amend [synonym, sense-specific] | revamp [synonym, sense-specific] | rework [synonym, sense-specific]

[transitive] To make partial changes to. | [intransitive] To be or become modified. (12 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/modify

Encarta Dictionary:

modify | modified [past tense] | modifying [present participle] | modifies [3rd-person singular present]

to make a minor change or alteration to something, or change slightly, especially in order to improve | to make something less extensive, severe, or ... (24 of 147 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861630731​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

change | changes [plural] | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle]

Origin: As a noun, from Middle English chaunge, from Anglo-Norman chaunge, from Old French change, from a derivative of the verb changier. See below for the verb form. See also exchange. | As a verb, via Middle English ... (36 of 92 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/change

Online Etymology:

change

First use: early 13th century

Origin: Old French changier "to change, alter", from Late Latin cambiare "to barter, exchange", from Latin cambire "to exchange, barter", ... (22 of 79 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=change

Oxford Dictionary:

change | the change | the change of life | Change | 'Change | changes

Origin: Middle English: from Old French change (noun), changer ... | sense-specific: with allusion to bell-ringing and the different orders in which ... (20 of 39 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/change

New World Dictionary:

change | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English changen from Old French changier from Late Latin cambiare from Latin cambire, to exchange, barter from ... (18 of 38 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/change

American Heritage Dictionary:

change | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle] | changes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English changen, from Norman French chaunger, from Latin cambiāre, cambīre, to exchange, probably of Celtic origin.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/change

Collins Dictionary:

change

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French changier, from Latin cambīre to exchange, barter

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/change

Merriam-Webster:

change [entry 1, verb] | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French changer, from Latin cambiare to exchange, probably of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish camm crooked

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/change

Encarta Dictionary:

change | changes [plural] | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle]

First use: 12th century

Origin: Old French changer from late Latin cambiare from Latin cambire "exchange"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596201​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

change | changes [plural] | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "change"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "change"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/change

Collins Dictionary:

change

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "change"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/change

Macmillan British Dictionary:

change | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle] | changes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "change"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/change

Macmillan American Dictionary:

change [verb] | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle] | changes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "change"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/change

change [noun] | changes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "change"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/change 43

Cambridge Dictionary:

change [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "change"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "change"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/change 1

the Free Dictionary:

change

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "change"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "change"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "change" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/change

Google Dictionary:

change | changes [plural] | changed [past tense] | changing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "change"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=change

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

change

Audio: North American pronunciation of "change"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=change​01 word=change

YourDictionary Audio:

change

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "change" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/change

freedictionary.org:

Change

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Change" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=change

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