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modulate
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
to regulate or make something less severe

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alter the pitch of one's voice; or other things such as the sound of a musical instrument  or the characteristics of electromagnetic waves
  • She knocked a third time, three regular strokes, gentle, but perfectly distinct, and with meaning in them; for, modulate it with what cautious art we will, the hand cannot help playing some tune of what we feel upon the senseless wood.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (50% in)

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