verb (used with object), mod·ern·ized, mod·ern·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), mod·ern·ized, mod·ern·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for modernise
We modernise the somewhat difficult spelling, but retain the quaint language of the original.Irish Witchcraft and Demonology|St. John D. (St. John Drelincourt) Seymour
No attempt has been made to alter spellings, or to modernise punctuation or grammar.
As a result, nearly five hundred dollars was voted from the corporation funds to strengthen and modernise the "calaboose."The Daughter of Anderson Crow|George Barr McCutcheon
We have no right to condemn beforehand an attempt to modernise the Arthurian legends.Oxford Lectures on Poetry|Andrew Cecil Bradley
Why, if they were bent on modernising, did they not modernise the shields?Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang