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contemporize

[kuh n-tem-puh-rahyz] /kənˈtɛm pəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), contemporized, contemporizing.
1.
to place in or regard as belonging to the same age or time.
2.
to give a modern or contemporary character or setting to; update:
The new production of Romeo and Juliet contemporizes it as the love of two modern teenagers in a Chicago high school.
verb (used without object), contemporized, contemporizing.
3.
to be contemporary.
Also, especially British, contemporise.
Origin of contemporize
1640-1650
1640-50; < Late Latin contempor- (stem of contemporāre to be at the same time), equivalent to con- con- + tempor- (stem of tempus time) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for contemporising

contemporize

/kənˈtɛmpəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
to be or make contemporary; synchronize
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