Definitions for modernizeˈmɒd ərˌnaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mod•ern•izeˈmɒd ərˌnaɪz(v.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to make modern; give a new or modern character to.

  2. (v.i.)to become modern; adopt modern ways.

Origin of modernize:

1740–50

mod`ern•i•za′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overhaul, modernize, modernise(verb)

    make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to

    "You should overhaul your car engine"; "overhaul the health care system"

  2. modernize, modernise, develop(verb)

    become technologically advanced

    "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"

Wiktionary

  1. modernize(Verb)

    To bring something up to date, or make it modern in style or function

  2. modernize(Verb)

    To become modern in appearance, or adopt modern ways

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modernize(verb)

    to render modern; to adapt to modern person or things; to cause to conform to recent or present usage or taste

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