As verbs the difference between modify and retrofit
is that modify
is to make partial changes to while retrofit
is to add or substitute new parts or components to some device, structure etc, that were not previously available; to modernize.
As a noun retrofit is
something that has been retrofitted.
As an adjective retrofit is
of, relating to, or being a retrofit.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To make partial changes to.
To be or become modified.
* adapt, alter, amend, revamp, rework
(transitive, or, intransitive)
To add or substitute new parts or components to some device, structure etc., that were not previously available; to modernize
To fix an older version (or older versions) as part of the same process of fixing the newest version; to backport
- The bug was so bad that we had to retrofit our patch to the last three releases, as well as the newest release.
Something that has been retrofitted
The act of retrofitting
of, relating to, or being a retrofit