Also especially British, mod·ern·ise.
Origin of modernize
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1. renovate, refurbish, update.
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Examples from the Web for modernised
The Text is from the Percy Folio, but is given in modernised spelling.
The text is that of the edition of 1641, in modernised spelling.Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois
Spelling, punctuation, and grammar he corrected and modernised.A Life of William Shakespeare
But the Austrians have modernised some of the rooms, and consequently spoilt them.The Greville Memoirs
Charles C. F. Greville
The ancient fabric was repaired in some parts and modernised in others.Colloquies on Society
- (tr) to make modern in appearance or styleto modernize a room
- (intr) to adopt modern ways, ideas, etc
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Word Origin and History for modernised
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