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There is 1 meaning of the phrase Modal Verb.

Modal Verb - as a noun

An auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
modal8modal auxiliarymodal auxiliary verb

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"A modal verb is a type of auxiliary verb that is used to express modality, which is the speaker's attitude toward the likelihood, desirability, or necessity of the action or state expressed by the main verb."
"In English, the most commonly used modal verbs are 'can', 'could', 'may', 'might', 'must', 'shall', 'should', 'will', 'would', 'ought to', and 'need'."
"Modal verbs do not usually change their form; they are used in their base form (infinitive) with the exception of 'ought to', which is the only modal verb with a different form."
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