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modernize

[ mod-er-nahyz ]
/ 藞m蓲d 蓹r藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), mod路ern路ized, mod路ern路iz路ing.
to make modern; give a new or modern character or appearance to: to modernize one's ideas;to modernize a kitchen.
verb (used without object), mod路ern路ized, mod路ern路iz路ing.
to become modern; adopt modern ways, views, etc.
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Origin of modernize

First recorded in 1740鈥50; modern(ism) + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for modernize

modernize

modernise

/ (藞m蓲d蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to make modern in appearance or styleto modernize a room
(intr) to adopt modern ways, ideas, etc

Derived forms of modernize

modernization or modernisation, nounmodernizer or moderniser, noun
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