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 for Modifying
From 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]

From 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
  
  

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