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contemporize

[ kuhn-tem-puh-rahyz ]
/ k蓹n藞t蓻m p蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), con路tem路po路rized, con路tem路po路riz路ing.
to place in or regard as belonging to the same age or time.
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), con路tem路po路rized, con路tem路po路riz路ing.
to be contemporary.
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Also especially British, con路tem路po路rise .

Origin of contemporize

1640鈥50; <Late Latin contempor- (stem of contempor膩re to be at the same time), equivalent to con-con- + tempor- (stem of tempus time) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for contemporize

contemporize

contemporise

/ (k蓹n藞t蓻mp蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb
to be or make contemporary; synchronize
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