What does modernize mean?

Definitions for modernizeˈmɒd ərˌnaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word modernize.

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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. moderniser.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of modernize in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of modernize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paul Ryan:

    This disappointing data, five years into an economic recovery, underscores the need for a new effort to modernize our country's safety net programs.

  2. Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya:

    We should not see it as something that will damage the old taxi industry, but merely to offer better services and compel them to modernize and innovate.

  3. The White House:

    The administration reiterates the critical importance of making the investments necessary to modernize the strategic petroleum reserve and ensure it continues to support U.S. energy security.

  4. Toshiyuki Sakai:

    We are trying to modernize Japanese' washoku,' it has a long history but it is actually a very logical way of cooking food, so we take this philosophy of washoku but use the modern ingredients and techniques. From that we try to create new, modern Japanese food.

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Translations for modernize

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • modernitzarCatalan, Valencian
  • modernisierenGerman
  • modernizarse, modernizarSpanish
  • uudistua, uudenaikaistaa, nykyaikaistaa, nykyaikaistua, modernisoitua, modernisoidaFinnish
  • moderniserFrench
  • korszerűsít, modernizálHungarian
  • 近代化, 現代化Japanese
  • се осовременува, осовременува, модернизира, се модернизираMacedonian
  • moderniserenDutch
  • модернизировать, модернизироватьсяRussian
  • moderniseraSwedish

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