バートランド・ラッセル 英単語・熟語 m002

★ modify (v) [修正する,変更する;緩和する;修飾する]

* modification (n):修正する

I have made no attempt to modify the book in a way compatible with my present opinions. I have left it as an historical document in which a former writer comments on a former world.

She had been brought up, as American women always were in those days, to think that sex was beastly, that all women hated it, and that men's brutal lusts were the chief obstacle to happiness in marriage. She therefore thought that intercourse should only take place when children were desired. As we had decided to have no children, she had to modify her position on this point, but she still supposed that she would desire intercourse to be very rare.

The phrase 'wild dogs and cats' is ambiguous because it is not clear whether the adjective 'wild' modifies both 'dogs' and 'cats' or only 'dogs'.

If you modify your dissertation in the way I have suggested, I'm sure that it will pass.

The design has been modified to improve fuel consumption.
 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]