[ kuhn-tem-puh-rahyz ]
/ kənˈtɛm pəˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), con·tem·po·rized, con·tem·po·riz·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·tem·po·rized, con·tem·po·riz·ing.
to be contemporary.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially British, con·tem·po·rise .
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British Dictionary definitions for contemporize
/ (kənˈtɛmpəˌraɪz) /
to be or make contemporary; synchronize
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