To make or become different
He turned to modify the army placement on the map.
For example, a tribe that would jump at iron arrow-heads stoutly declined to modify the shafts.
The relief of the land and varying degrees of rainfall and vegetation, however, serve to modify these conditions in many important particulars.
In 1869 he sought to modify rather than to oppose the bill for the abolition of tests in the universities.
The pope was, however, compelled to modify his measures by the threat that if the people could not obtain the services of religion they would not support the clergy, and that heresy would spread.