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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Modify \Mod"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Modified; p. pr. & vb. n. Modifying.] [F. modifier, L. modificare, modificari; modus limit + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Mode, and -fy.] 1. To change somewhat the form or qualities of; to change a part of something while leaving most parts unchanged; to alter somewhat; as, to modify a contrivance adapted to some mechanical purpose; to modify the terms of a contract. [1913 Webster] 2. To limit or reduce in extent or degree; to moderate; to qualify; to lower. [1913 Webster] Of his grace He modifies his first severe decree. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "modifying": altering, assuasive, bounding, extenuating, extenuatory, lenitive, limitative, limiting, mitigating, mitigative, mitigatory, modificatory, modulatory, palliative, qualificative, qualificatory, qualifying, restricting, restrictive, softening