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v. mo·dern·ized, mo·dern·iz·ing, mo·dern·iz·es
To make modern in appearance, style, or character; update.
To accept or adopt modern ways, ideas, or style.

mod′ern·i·za′tion (-ər-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
mod′ern·iz′er n.
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Adj.1.modernized - brought up to datemodernized - brought up to date; "modernized methods"
progressive - favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools"
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References in classic literature ?
It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.
There is, so far as I know, no modernized version of The Bruce, but there are many books illustrative of the text.
This extract has been somewhat amended or modernized in orthography, to render it more intelligible to the general reader.
The chevalier had repudiated the ridiculous costume still preserved by certain monarchical old men; he had frankly modernized himself.
On the Continent of Europe, indeed, they still survive, after a fashion, in a single somewhat modernized form, the celebrated Passion Play of Oberammergau.
Modernized, it is now the scene of more peaceful recreations than the exhibition of a party of wild beasts with Christians for dinner.
"Well, there he is, modernized." And turning the fan, she showed him himself.
(IPC), the country's leading manufacturer and distributor of commercial vehicles and trucks, turned over last May 24 the initial two units of its modernized PUV to the Boracay Land Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative at the cooperative's main terminal in Boracay Island.
The minister stressed that the helicopter fleet of the Azerbaijani army has been fully modernized.
The company also continues to expand its retail banking and small business services in new and existing markets." Bank of America has modernized more than 1,000 financial centers over the last three years, and is announcing that an additional 1,500 will be modernized over the next three years - including 500 in 2019 - bringing its total to more than 2,500 modernized centers.
Isuzu Philippines Corporation led the turnover of 15 units of its modernized public utility vehicle (PUV) at the iconic boundary of Manila and Quezon City, the Mabuhay Rotonda, bordering two of the country's most important cities.

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