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 modernization
Despite recent attempts at democracy and modernization, Sark is full of quirks befitting its history.
As tourists pour in from around the world, the newly-formed democracy is trying to balance growth and modernization with heritage.
Nearly half a mile down the mountain, the city of Medellín has its sights set on the future—on modernization, on redemption.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The palace is a place where, for all the laudible efforts at modernization and innovation, convention is still king.Who Would Want To Be A Royal Princess? Not Cressida Bonas...|Tom Sykes|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But to spell out what that change and modernization would involve, in racial terms?You’re in Denial if You Think Steve Israel Is Wrong About GOP Racism|Michael Tomasky|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Modernization and social reform were other strong currents permeating the literature of that time and later.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The Frick Company will be able to hold its own for a long time against the process of modernization.United States Steel|Arundel Cotter
But now, the altered spirit of the age has produced a new manner of modernization.
The reforms aimed primarily at efficiency and modernization, and partially at the parliamentarization of the regime.Government in Republican China|Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
Its name is a modernization of Compendium, which seems to have meant the "short cut" between Soissons and Beauvais.