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Definitions and Synonyms of modify | Another word for modify | What is modify?

Definition 1: make less severe or harsh or extreme - [verb of change]

Samples where modify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • please modify this letter to make it more polite
  • he modified his views on same-gender marriage

(modify is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of modify ) change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language

(... is a kind of modify ) add a buffer (a solution)

"buffered saline solution for the eyes"

(... is a kind of modify ) suit to a special purpose

"specialize one's research" "this kind of beak has become specialized in certain Galapagos finches"

(... is a kind of modify ) harden by reheating and cooling in oil

"temper steel"

(... is a kind of modify ) alter from the original

(... is a kind of modify ) make more specific

"qualify these remarks"

(... is a kind of modify ) add cream to one's coffee, for example

(... is a kind of modify ) make more powerful

"he souped up the old cars"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring to the latest state of technology or supply with the latest data

"tonight, I will update my operating system" "we updated the database with the most recent figures"

(... is a kind of modify ) modernize or bring up to date

"We updated the kitchen in the old house"

(... is a kind of modify ) modify the rhythm by stressing or accenting a weak beat

(... is a kind of modify ) modify the temperature of

"attemper the air"

(... is a kind of modify ) modify to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity or time or cost

"optimize a computer program"

(... is a kind of modify ) protect from impact

"cushion the blow"

Definition 2: add a modifier to a constituent - [verb of change]

Synonyms for modify in the sense of this definition

(modify is a kind of ...) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury" "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

(modify belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 3: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation - [verb of change]

Samples where modify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
  • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms for modify in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become awake or conscious

"He was roused by the drunken men in the street" "Please wake me at 6 AM."

(... is a kind of modify ) make fall asleep

"The soft music caused us to fall asleep"

(... is a kind of modify ) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(... is a kind of modify ) make fresh again

(... is a kind of modify ) introduce semen into (a female)

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to feel unwell

"She was indisposed"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring into a particular state by crying

"The little boy cried himself to sleep"

(... is a kind of modify ) make pale or sickly

"alcohol etiolates your skin"

(... is a kind of modify ) vary slightly

"shade the meaning"

(... is a kind of modify ) make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman

"Life in the camps had brutalized him"

(... is a kind of modify ) change the nature, purpose, or function of something

"convert lead into gold" "convert hotels into jails" "convert slaves to laborers"

(... is a kind of modify ) make opalescent

(... is a kind of modify ) change venous blood into arterial blood

(... is a kind of modify ) give certain properties to something

"get someone mad" "She made us look silly" "He made a fool of himself at the meeting" "Don't make this into a big deal" "This invention will make you a millionaire" "Make yourself clear"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to change places

"interchange this screw for one of a smaller size"

(... is a kind of modify ) make vascular

"the yolk sac is gradually vascularized"

(... is a kind of modify ) to roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops

"decrepitate salts"

(... is a kind of modify ) make suburban in character

"highly suburbanized cities"

(... is a kind of modify ) change radically

"E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"

(... is a kind of modify ) bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight

(... is a kind of modify ) make crude or savage in behavior or speech

"his years in prison have barbarized the young man"

(... is a kind of modify ) make (a substance) alkaline

"The oxide is alkalized"

(... is a kind of modify ) make into a myth

"The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66"

(... is a kind of modify ) make into an allegory

"The story was allegorized over time"

(... is a kind of modify ) remove the mythical element from (writings)

"the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring into a different state

"this may land you in jail"

(... is a kind of modify ) make less subtle or refined

"coarsen one's ideals"

(... is a kind of modify ) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

(... is a kind of modify ) alter (elements) by alchemy

(... is a kind of modify ) make alcoholic, as by fermenting

"alcoholize prunes"

(... is a kind of modify ) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

(... is a kind of modify ) express as a round number

"round off the amount"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to be held in suspension in a fluid

"suspend the particles"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become sober

"A sobering thought"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically

(... is a kind of modify ) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(... is a kind of modify ) reduce pressure or intensity

"he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down"

(... is a kind of modify ) make similar

"This country assimilates immigrants very quickly"

(... is a kind of modify ) make dissimilar; cause to become less similar

(... is a kind of modify ) exchange a penalty for a less severe one

(... is a kind of modify ) give life to

"The eggs are vitalized"

(... is a kind of modify ) rid of obstructions

"Clear your desk"

(... is a kind of modify ) make active or more active

"activate an old file"

(... is a kind of modify ) make (substances) radioactive

(... is a kind of modify ) aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter

(... is a kind of modify ) make more adsorptive

"activate a metal"

(... is a kind of modify ) make inactive

"they deactivated the file"

(... is a kind of modify ) make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

"Terror blunted her feelings" "deaden a sound"

(... is a kind of modify ) do over, as of (part of) a house

"We are remodeling these rooms"

(... is a kind of modify ) prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting

"Edit a book on lexical semantics" "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"

(... is a kind of modify ) cut and assemble the components of

"edit film" "cut recording tape"

(... is a kind of modify ) correct by punishment or discipline

(... is a kind of modify ) change by restraining or moderating

(... is a kind of modify ) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of modify ) make worse

"This drug aggravates the pain"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

(... is a kind of modify ) remove the moisture from and make dry

"dry clothes" "dry hair"

(... is a kind of modify ) make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant

"lubricate the key"

(... is a kind of modify ) make strong or stronger

"This exercise will strengthen your upper body" "strengthen the relations between the two countries"

(... is a kind of modify ) add alcohol to (beverages)

"the punch is spiked!"

(... is a kind of modify ) lessen the strength of

"The fever weakened his body"

(... is a kind of modify ) make less sharp

"blunt the knives"

(... is a kind of modify ) add oxygen to or combine with oxygen

(... is a kind of modify ) join or combine

"We merged our resources"

(... is a kind of modify ) make older

"The death of his child aged him tremendously"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to ripen or develop fully

"The sun ripens the fruit" "Age matures a good wine"

(... is a kind of modify ) give an antique appearance to

"antique furniture"

(... is a kind of modify ) make obsolete or old-fashioned

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

"The perfect climate here develops the grain" "He developed a new kind of apple"

(... is a kind of modify ) make soft or softer

"This liquid will soften your laundry"

(... is a kind of modify ) inflict damage upon

"The snow damaged the roof" "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become hard and bony

"The disease ossified the tissue"

(... is a kind of modify ) make sour or bitter

(... is a kind of modify ) make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium

"The drug stabilized her blood pressure" "stabilize prices"

(... is a kind of modify ) make unstable

"Terrorism destabilized the government"

(... is a kind of modify ) make sensitive or aware

"He was not sensitized to her emotional needs"

(... is a kind of modify ) make insensitive

"His military training desensitized him"

(... is a kind of modify ) make psychologically or physically used (to something)

"She became habituated to the background music"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring disorder to

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to lose or change color

"The detergent discolored my shirts"

(... is a kind of modify ) add color to

"The child colored the drawings" "Fall colored the trees" "colorize black and white film"

(... is a kind of modify ) produce or leave stains

"Red wine stains the table cloth"

(... is a kind of modify ) take on color or become colored

"In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey"

(... is a kind of modify ) make ugly

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to be out of tune

"Don't untune that string!"

(... is a kind of modify ) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(... is a kind of modify ) put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state

"set the house afire"

(... is a kind of modify ) make unfit or unsuitable

"Your income disqualifies you"

(... is a kind of modify ) overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable

"He tames lions for the circus" "reclaim falcons"

(... is a kind of modify ) make wider

"widen the road"

(... is a kind of modify ) remove hydrogen from

(... is a kind of modify ) combine or treat with or expose to hydrogen; add hydrogen to the molecule of (an unsaturated organic compound)

(... is a kind of modify ) change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)

(... is a kind of modify ) make dark or darker

"darken a room"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more cheerful through the use of color

"The paint will brighten the room"

(... is a kind of modify ) make dim or indistinct

"The fog blurs my vision"

(... is a kind of modify ) make obscure or unclear

"The distinction was obscured"

(... is a kind of modify ) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

"a hidden message" "a veiled threat"

(... is a kind of modify ) transform by heating

"The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"

(... is a kind of modify ) make slender or appear to be slender

"slenderizing skirts"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become cracked

"heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

(... is a kind of modify ) declare void

"The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

(... is a kind of modify ) free from mist

"demist the car windows"

(... is a kind of modify ) compress or concentrate

"Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"

(... is a kind of modify ) make cool or cooler

"Chill the food"

(... is a kind of modify ) make hot or hotter

"the sun heats the oceans" "heat the water on the stove"

(... is a kind of modify ) make warm or warmer

"The blanket will warm you"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point

"boil this liquid until it evaporates"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to freeze

"Freeze the leftover food"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause blisters to form on

"the tight shoes and perspiration blistered her feet"

(... is a kind of modify ) make a shift in or exchange of

"First Joe led; then we switched"

(... is a kind of modify ) change key

"Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"

(... is a kind of modify ) change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy

"We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"

(... is a kind of modify ) increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)

(... is a kind of modify ) change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species

(... is a kind of modify ) convert (one form of energy) to another

"transform energy to light"

(... is a kind of modify ) alter the nature of (elements)

(... is a kind of modify ) change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

"This experience transformed her completely" "She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture" "transubstantiate one element into another"

(... is a kind of modify ) convert into ashes

(... is a kind of modify ) change from one form or medium into another

"Braque translated collage into oil"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

"The Church reformed me" "reform your conduct"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to adopt a new or different faith

"The missionaries converted the Indian population"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to conform to Islamic law

"Islamize the dietary laws"

(... is a kind of modify ) turn inside out or upside down

(... is a kind of modify ) make an inversion (in a musical composition)

"here the theme is inverted"

(... is a kind of modify ) make according to requirements

"customize a car"

(... is a kind of modify ) make personal or more personal

"personalized service"

(... is a kind of modify ) make impersonal or present as an object

"Will computers depersonalize human interactions?" "Pornography objectifies women"

(... is a kind of modify ) raise the pitch of (musical notes)

(... is a kind of modify ) lower the pitch of (musical notes)

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to undergo fission or lose particles

(... is a kind of modify ) make magnetic

"The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings"

(... is a kind of modify ) make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of)

"demagnetize the iron shavings" "they degaussed the ship"

(... is a kind of modify ) make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent

"We had to simplify the instructions" "this move will simplify our lives"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more complex, intricate, or richer

"refine a design or pattern"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of

"refine a method of analysis" "refine the constant in the equation"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more complicated

"There was a new development that complicated the matter"

(... is a kind of modify ) increase the pressure on a gas or liquid

(... is a kind of modify ) make central

"The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"

(... is a kind of modify ) make less central

"After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized"

(... is a kind of modify ) make conform to socialist ideas and philosophies

"Health care should be socialized!"

(... is a kind of modify ) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

(... is a kind of modify ) make international in character

"We internationalized the committee"

(... is a kind of modify ) make Communist or bring in accord with Communist principles

"communize the government"

(... is a kind of modify ) make (continental) European in customs, character, or ideas

(... is a kind of modify ) denationalize and subject (a territory) to the supervision of an agency of a European community of nations

(... is a kind of modify ) make brutal and depraved; give animal-like qualities to

(... is a kind of modify ) make American in character

"The year in the US has completely Americanized him"

(... is a kind of modify ) make French in appearance or character

"let's Frenchify the restaurant and charge more money"

(... is a kind of modify ) raise from a barbaric to a civilized state

"The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"

(... is a kind of modify ) put under state control or ownership

"Mitterand nationalized the banks"

(... is a kind of modify ) put under private control or ownership

"The steel industry was denationalized"

(... is a kind of modify ) make into a citizen

"The French family was naturalized last year"

(... is a kind of modify ) strip of the rights and duties of citizenship

"The former Nazi was denaturalized"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more natural or lifelike

(... is a kind of modify ) make less natural or unnatural

(... is a kind of modify ) become even or more even

"even out the surface"

(... is a kind of modify ) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

"let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office" "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

(... is a kind of modify ) make stiff or stiffer

"Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine"

(... is a kind of modify ) make loose or looser

"loosen the tension on a rope"

(... is a kind of modify ) make tight or tighter

"Tighten the wire"

(... is a kind of modify ) make transitive

"adding `out' to many verbs transitivizes them"

(... is a kind of modify ) intransitivize

"removing the object will intransitivize the verbs"

(... is a kind of modify ) make thick or thicker

"Thicken the sauce" "inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch"

(... is a kind of modify ) make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering

(... is a kind of modify ) make (more) diverse

"diversify a course of study"

(... is a kind of modify ) reduce the speed of

"He slowed down the car"

(... is a kind of modify ) make vapid or deprive of spirit

"deadened wine"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to move faster

"He accelerated the car"

(... is a kind of modify ) slow the growth or development of

"The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

(... is a kind of modify ) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(... is a kind of modify ) make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating

"liquefy the silver"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause a solvation in (a substance)

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to fade away

"dissolve a shot or a picture"

(... is a kind of modify ) make valid or confirm the validity of

"validate a ticket"

(... is a kind of modify ) take away the legal force of or render ineffective

"invalidate a contract"

(... is a kind of modify ) make void or empty of contents

"Empty the box" "The alarm emptied the building"

(... is a kind of modify ) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become loud

(... is a kind of modify ) make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard

"normalize relations with China" "normalize the temperature" "normalize the spelling"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to change shape in a computer animation

"The computer programmer morphed the image"

(... is a kind of modify ) make chemically neutral

"She neutralized the solution"

(... is a kind of modify ) make commercial

"Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"

(... is a kind of modify ) make pure or free from sin or guilt

"he left the monastery purified"

(... is a kind of modify ) make mechanical

"mechanize the procedure"

(... is a kind of modify ) make automatic or control or operate automatically

"automatize the production" "automate the movement of the robot"

(... is a kind of modify ) turn into an automaton

(... is a kind of modify ) make monotonous; make automatic or routine

"If your work becomes too mechanized, change jobs!"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to vibrate in a definite pattern

"polarize light waves"

(... is a kind of modify ) bestow glory upon

"The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic"

(... is a kind of modify ) make radioactive by adding radioactive material

"Don't drink the water--it's contaminated"

(... is a kind of modify ) lower the value or quality of

"The tear devalues the painting"

(... is a kind of modify ) protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material

"We had his bedroom insulated before winter came"

(... is a kind of modify ) convert into lime

"the salts calcified the rock"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more industrial or city-like

"The area was urbanized after many people moved in"

(... is a kind of modify ) impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon

"Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to demulsify

(... is a kind of modify ) remove a carboxyl group from (a chemical compound)

(... is a kind of modify ) cause or force to adopt Nazism or a Nazi character

"Hitler nazified Germany in the 1930's" "The arts were nazified everywhere in Germany"

(... is a kind of modify ) make fertile or productive

"The course fertilized her imagination"

(... is a kind of modify ) make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating

"clarify the butter" "clarify beer"

(... is a kind of modify ) make brittle

(... is a kind of modify ) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

(... is a kind of modify ) divide or reset the tail muscles of

"nick horses"

(... is a kind of modify ) make unable to perform a certain action

"disable this command on your computer"

(... is a kind of modify ) render capable or able for some task

"This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street" "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"

(... is a kind of modify ) reduce the emphasis

(... is a kind of modify ) make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer

"tenderize meat"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on

"charge a conductor"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to form bubbles

"bubble gas through a liquid"

(... is a kind of modify ) make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable

"sweeten a deal"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to combine with iodine

"iodinate thyroxine"

(... is a kind of modify ) add ions to

(... is a kind of modify ) give an archaic appearance of character to

"archaized craftwork"

(... is a kind of modify ) give character or essence to

"The principles that inform modern teaching"

(... is a kind of modify ) make official

"We officialized our relationship"

(... is a kind of modify ) make western in character

"The country was Westernized after it opened up"

(... is a kind of modify ) make oriental in character

"orientalize your garden"

(... is a kind of modify ) introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)

(... is a kind of modify ) remove color from

"achromatize the lenses"

(... is a kind of modify ) make or place parallel to something

"They paralleled the ditch to the highway"

(... is a kind of modify ) give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

(... is a kind of modify ) make classic or classical

(... is a kind of modify ) make conventional or adapt to conventions

"conventionalized behavior"

(... is a kind of modify ) change from fractions to decimals

"Stock prices will be decimalized in the year 2000"

(... is a kind of modify ) make dizzy or giddy

"a dizzying pace"

(... is a kind of modify ) add poison to

"Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"

(... is a kind of modify ) make external or objective, or give reality to

"language externalizes our thoughts"

(... is a kind of modify ) make glamorous and attractive

"This new wallpaper really glamorizes the living room!"

(... is a kind of modify ) turn inside

"He introverted his feelings"

(... is a kind of modify ) reduce to lay status

"laicize the parochial schools"

(... is a kind of modify ) give a political character to

"politicize the discussion"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more radical in social or political outlook

"Her work in the developing world radicalized her"

(... is a kind of modify ) activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk

"proof yeast"

(... is a kind of modify ) make romantic in style

"The designer romanticized the little black dress"

(... is a kind of modify ) lend a rustic character to

"rusticate the house in the country"

(... is a kind of modify ) add zest or flavor to, make more interesting

"sauce the roast"

(... is a kind of modify ) make shallow

"The silt shallowed the canal"

(... is a kind of modify ) increase the tension on

"alternately relax and tense your calf muscle" "tense the rope manually before tensing the spring"

(... is a kind of modify ) make steeper

"The landslides have steepened the mountain sides"

(... is a kind of modify ) make unintelligible

"scramble the message so that nobody can understand it"

(... is a kind of modify ) make intelligible

"Can you unscramble the message?"

(... is a kind of modify ) remove the qualities typical of one's sex

"She unsexed herself"

(... is a kind of modify ) change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become flat

"pall the beer"

(... is a kind of modify ) convert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali

"saponify oils and fats"

(... is a kind of modify ) expand the influence of

"The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"

(... is a kind of modify ) make inoperative or stop

"suspend payments on the loan"

(... is a kind of modify ) make turbid

"muddy the water"

(... is a kind of modify ) subject to a mathematical transformation

(... is a kind of modify ) raise in rank or condition

"The new law lifted many people from poverty"

(... is a kind of modify ) make harsh or harsher

"Winter harshened the look of the city"

(... is a kind of modify ) make dingy

(... is a kind of modify ) make into a demon

"Power had demonized him"

(... is a kind of modify ) turn into a devil or make devilish

"Man devilized by war"

(... is a kind of modify ) make ethereal

(... is a kind of modify ) render immaterial or incorporeal

(... is a kind of modify ) give lifelike qualities to

"animated cartoons"

(... is a kind of modify ) make clear, bright, light, or translucent

"The water had to be cleared through filtering"

(... is a kind of modify ) make (a drug) effective

"dynamized medicine"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more dynamic

"She was dynamized by her desire to go to grad school"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more subtle or refined

(... is a kind of modify ) make volatile; cause to pass off in a vapor

(... is a kind of modify ) make uniform

"the data have been uniformized"

(... is a kind of modify ) make symmetric

"symmetrized waves"

(... is a kind of modify ) make famous forever

"This melody immortalized its composer"

(... is a kind of modify ) make (alcohol) unfit for drinking without impairing usefulness for other purposes

(... is a kind of modify ) modify (as a native protein) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished

(... is a kind of modify ) add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb

(... is a kind of modify ) make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features

"sanitize a document before releasing it to the press" "sanitize history" "sanitize the language in a book"

(... is a kind of modify ) make into a verb

"`mouse' has been verbified by computer users"

(... is a kind of modify ) move from one setting or context to another

"shift the emphasis" "shift one's attention"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed

"The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition

"She was drawn to despair" "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum" "The session was drawn to a close"

(... is a kind of modify ) change from one form into another

"make water into wine" "make lead into gold" "make clay into bricks"

(... is a kind of modify ) add impurities to (a semiconductor) in order to produce or modify its properties

"The resistors have been doped"

(... is a kind of modify ) render helpless or defenseless

"They prostrated the enemy"

(... is a kind of modify ) produce a magnetic field in

"excite the neurons"

(... is a kind of modify ) raise to a higher energy level

"excite the atoms"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking

"He was shaken from his dreams" "shake the salt out of the salt shaker"

(... is a kind of modify ) make unfashionable, outdated, or obsolete

"Modern ways of cooking have outmoded the hearth"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more interesting or flavorful

"Spice up the evening by inviting a belly dancer"

(... is a kind of modify ) make short or shorter

"shorten the skirt" "shorten the rope by a few inches"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation

"She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable

"make my day"

(... is a kind of modify ) produce deflation in

"The new measures deflated the economy"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause prices to rise by increasing the available currency or credit

"The war inflated the economy"

(... is a kind of modify ) economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation

"These measures reflated the economy"

(... is a kind of modify ) put into digital form, as for use in a computer

"he bought a device to digitize the data"

(... is a kind of modify ) convert into gelatinous form or jelly

"hot water will gelatinize starch"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause genetic recombination

"should scientists recombine DNA?"

(... is a kind of modify ) to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to

"This hairdo feminizes the man"

(... is a kind of modify ) produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy

"the drugs masculinized the teenage girl"

(... is a kind of modify ) give a masculine appearance or character to

"Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to sound harsh and unpleasant

(... is a kind of modify ) make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to

"The god was sexualized and married to another god" "Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender"

(... is a kind of modify ) give conventional form to

"some art forms schematise designs into geometrical patterns"

(... is a kind of modify ) make open to sight or notice

"His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him"

(... is a kind of modify ) incorporate into a constitution, make constitutional

"A woman's right to an abortion was constitutionalized in the 1970's"

(... is a kind of modify ) remove irrational quantities from

"This function can be rationalized"

(... is a kind of modify ) make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer

"plasticized PVC"

(... is a kind of modify ) lessen the density or solidity of

"The bones are rarefied"

(... is a kind of modify ) make pagan in character

"The Church paganized Christianity"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become incandescent or glow

"the lamp was incandesced"

(... is a kind of modify ) remove the amino radical (usually by hydrolysis) from an amino compound; to perform deamination

(... is a kind of modify ) make or become angular

(... is a kind of modify ) make circular

(... is a kind of modify ) make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion

"sensitize the photographic film"

(... is a kind of modify ) make sensitive to a drug or allergen

"Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen"

(... is a kind of modify ) eliminate the polarization of

(... is a kind of modify ) make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to change into an isomer

(... is a kind of modify ) make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone)

"They legitimized their natural child"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to change into a vapor

"The chemist evaporated the water"

(... is a kind of modify ) organize (the production of something) into an industry

"The Chinese industrialized textile production"

(... is a kind of modify ) make opaque

"The glass was opacified more greater privacy"

(... is a kind of modify ) make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes

(... is a kind of modify ) adopt for military use

"militarize the Civil Service"

(... is a kind of modify ) make national in character or scope

"His heroic deeds were nationalized by the press"

(... is a kind of modify ) make attractive or acceptable

"Honesty recommends any person"

(... is a kind of modify ) make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities

"Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind" "These experiences have sentimentalized her"

(... is a kind of modify ) make solemn and grave

"This ceremony solemnized our hearts"

(... is a kind of modify ) place on a territorial basis

"The railways were territorialized"

(... is a kind of modify ) change (an amino group) by transferring it from one compound to another

(... is a kind of modify ) elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration

(... is a kind of modify ) remove the sanctification from or make unsanctified

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become vesicular or full of air cells

"vesiculate an organ"

(... is a kind of modify ) make visible

"With this machine, ultrasound can be visualized"

(... is a kind of modify ) change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors

(... is a kind of modify ) furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape

"The architect did not think about ventilating the storage space"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more striking or animated

"his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story"

(... is a kind of modify ) debase and make vulgar

"The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage"

(... is a kind of modify ) make pliant and flexible

"These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use"

(... is a kind of modify ) make professional or give a professional character to

"Philosophy has not always been professionalized and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs"

(... is a kind of modify ) make obscene

"This line in the play smuts the entire act"

(... is a kind of modify ) make motionless

(... is a kind of modify ) make into or use as a weapon or a potential weapon

"Will modern physicists weaponize String Theory?"

(... is a kind of modify ) give erotic character to or make more interesting

"eroticize the ads"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring into alignment with

"an amendment to piggyback the current law"

(... is a kind of modify ) modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform

(... is a kind of modify ) make one's day-to-day activities more efficient

(... is a kind of modify ) make less clear

"the stroke clouded memories of her youth"

(... is a kind of modify ) make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

"Her remarks confused the debate" "Their words obnubilate their intentions"

(... is a kind of modify ) make less strong or intense; soften

"Tone down that aggressive letter" "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

(... is a kind of modify ) make obscure or unclear

(... is a kind of modify ) make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action

"synchronize this film"

(... is a kind of modify ) make less severe or harsh

"He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"

(... is a kind of modify ) lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force

"militarize Germany again after the war"

(... is a kind of modify ) make ineffective

"Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"

(... is a kind of modify ) make fat or plump

"We will plump out that poor starving child"

(... is a kind of modify ) tamper with

"Don't touch my CDs!"

(... is a kind of modify ) make dull in appearance

"Age had dulled the surface"

(... is a kind of modify ) make dull or blunt

"Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"

(... is a kind of modify ) make sharp or sharper

"sharpen the knives"

(... is a kind of modify ) make or become coarse or coarser

"coarsen the surface" "Their minds coarsened"

(... is a kind of modify ) make less dense

"loosen the soil"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become loose

"undo the shoelace" "untie the knot" "loosen the necktie"

(... is a kind of modify ) provide with barbs

"barbed wire"

(... is a kind of modify ) provide with strings

"string my guitar"

(... is a kind of modify ) make straight

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to come into a particular state or condition

"Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence" "bring water to the boiling point"

(... is a kind of modify ) to bring or combine together or with something else

"resourcefully he mingled music and dance"

(... is a kind of modify ) fill or load to capacity

"charge the wagon with hay"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation

"That song put me in awful good humor" "put your ideas in writing"

(... is a kind of modify ) make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

"Clean the stove!" "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

(... is a kind of modify ) make soiled, filthy, or dirty

"don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to drop or sink

"The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"

(... is a kind of modify ) make formless

"the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"

(... is a kind of modify ) destroy the completeness of a set of related items

"The book dealer would not break the set"

(... is a kind of modify ) make an alteration to

"This dress needs to be altered"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

(... is a kind of modify ) make more humane

"The mayor tried to humanize life in the big city"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to be unpretentious

"This experience will humble him"

(... is a kind of modify ) arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

"She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"

(... is a kind of modify ) put in or restore to an upright position

"They righted the sailboat that had capsized"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause not to be sensitive

"The war desensitized many soldiers" "The photographic plate was desensitized"

(... is a kind of modify ) eliminate the odor from

"This stick will deodorize your armpits"

(... is a kind of modify ) make visible by means of chemical solutions

"Please develop this roll of film for me"

(... is a kind of modify ) to make less distinct or clear

"The haze blurs the hills"

(... is a kind of modify ) make blind by putting the eyes out

"The criminals were punished and blinded"

(... is a kind of modify ) increase or decrease in intensity

(... is a kind of modify ) alter the flavor of

(... is a kind of modify ) put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items

"the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt" "substitute regular milk for fat-free milk" "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit

"This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons" "The star captured a comet"

(... is a kind of modify ) bestow a quality on

"Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company" "The music added a lot to the play" "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings" "This adds a light note to the program"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring back into original existence, use, function, or position

"restore law and order" "reestablish peace in the region" "restore the emperor to the throne"

(... is a kind of modify ) make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules

(... is a kind of modify ) make reparations or amends for

"right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

(... is a kind of modify ) introduce democratic reforms; of nations

(... is a kind of modify ) make politically neutral and thus inoffensive

"The treaty neutralized the small republic"

(... is a kind of modify ) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

"debauch the young people with wine and women" "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men" "Do school counselors subvert young children?" "corrupt the morals"

(... is a kind of modify ) make less severe or strict

"The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"

(... is a kind of modify ) bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation

"the Democratic Patry platform united several splinter groups"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to become a fluffy or lumpy aggregate

"The chemist flocculated the suspended material"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to change or turn into something different;assume new characteristics

"The princess turned the frog into a prince by kissing him" "The alchemists tried to turn lead into gold"

(... is a kind of modify ) cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole

"Religion can cohere social groups"

(modify causes ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

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