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mod·ern·ize

 (mŏd′ər-nīz′)
v. mo·dern·ized, mo·dern·iz·ing, mo·dern·iz·es
v.tr.
To make modern in appearance, style, or character; update.
v.intr.
To accept or adopt modern ways, ideas, or style.

mod′ern·i·za′tion (-ər-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
mod′ern·iz′er n.

modernize

(ˈmɒdəˌnaɪz) or

modernise

vb
1. (Art Terms) (tr) to make modern in appearance or style: to modernize a room.
2. (intr) to adopt modern ways, ideas, etc
ˌmoderniˈzation, moderniˈsation n
ˈmodernˌizer, ˈmodernˌiser n

mod•ern•ize

(ˈmɒd ərˌnaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to make modern; give a new or modern character to.
v.i.
2. to become modern; adopt modern ways.
[1740–50]
mod`ern•i•za′tion, n.

modernize


Past participle: modernized
Gerund: modernizing

Imperative
modernize
modernize
Present
I modernize
you modernize
he/she/it modernizes
we modernize
you modernize
they modernize
Preterite
I modernized
you modernized
he/she/it modernized
we modernized
you modernized
they modernized
Present Continuous
I am modernizing
you are modernizing
he/she/it is modernizing
we are modernizing
you are modernizing
they are modernizing
Present Perfect
I have modernized
you have modernized
he/she/it has modernized
we have modernized
you have modernized
they have modernized
Past Continuous
I was modernizing
you were modernizing
he/she/it was modernizing
we were modernizing
you were modernizing
they were modernizing
Past Perfect
I had modernized
you had modernized
he/she/it had modernized
we had modernized
you had modernized
they had modernized
Future
I will modernize
you will modernize
he/she/it will modernize
we will modernize
you will modernize
they will modernize
Future Perfect
I will have modernized
you will have modernized
he/she/it will have modernized
we will have modernized
you will have modernized
they will have modernized
Future Continuous
I will be modernizing
you will be modernizing
he/she/it will be modernizing
we will be modernizing
you will be modernizing
they will be modernizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been modernizing
you have been modernizing
he/she/it has been modernizing
we have been modernizing
you have been modernizing
they have been modernizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been modernizing
you will have been modernizing
he/she/it will have been modernizing
we will have been modernizing
you will have been modernizing
they will have been modernizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been modernizing
you had been modernizing
he/she/it had been modernizing
we had been modernizing
you had been modernizing
they had been modernizing
Conditional
I would modernize
you would modernize
he/she/it would modernize
we would modernize
you would modernize
they would modernize
Past Conditional
I would have modernized
you would have modernized
he/she/it would have modernized
we would have modernized
you would have modernized
they would have modernized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.modernize - make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to; "You should overhaul your car engine"; "overhaul the health care system"
retrofit - substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones; "The laboratory retrofitted to meet the safety codes"
regenerate, renew - reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"
2.modernize - become technologically advancedmodernize - become technologically advanced; "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
build up, develop - change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"

modernize

verb update, renew, revamp, remake, renovate, remodel, rejuvenate, make over, face-lift, bring up to date, rebrand There is a pressing need to modernize our electoral system.

modernize

verb
To make modern in appearance or style:
Translations
modernizovat
modernisere
nykyaikaistaa
modernizirati
modernizál
現代化する
현대화하다
modernizovať
modernisera
ทำให้ทันสมัย
modernize etmekmodernleştirmek
hiện đại hoá

modernize

[ˈmɒdənaɪz]
A. VT [+ methods, system] → modernizar, actualizar; [+ building] → modernizar

modernize

[ˈmɒdərnaɪz] modernise (British) vtmodernisermodern languages npllangues fpl vivantes

modernize

modernize

[ˈmɒdəˌnaɪz] vtmodernizzare

modern

(ˈmodən) adjective
belonging to the present or to recent times; not old or ancient. modern furniture/clothes.
moˈdernity (-ˈdəː-) noun
ˈmodernness noun
ˈmodernize, ˈmodernise verb
to bring up to date. We should modernize the education system.
ˌmoderniˈzation, ˌmoderniˈsation noun
modern language
a language spoken nowadays (as opposed to ancient Greek, Latin etc).

modernize

يُحَدِّثُ modernizovat modernisere modernisieren εκσυγχρονίζω modernizar nykyaikaistaa moderniser modernizirati rimodernare 現代化する 현대화하다 moderniseren modernisere zmodernizować modernizar модернизировать modernisera ทำให้ทันสมัย modernize etmek hiện đại hoá 使现代化
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