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. Keith Pelley:

    The players have embraced it, shorts are a natural evolution to help modernize the game. It puts our players first.

  2. Defense Secretary James Mattis:

    We will modernize key capabilities, recognizing we cannot expect success fighting tomorrow's conflicts with yesterday's weapons or equipment.

  3. Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation:

    The industry has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to re-imagine and modernize its infrastructure to resolve long-standing operational challenges.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of modernize

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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, 近代化するJapanese
  • се осовременува, осовременува, модернизира, се модернизираMacedonian
  • moderniserenDutch
  • модернизировать, модернизироватьсяRussian
  • moderniseraSwedish

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