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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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KDA) has arranged a 12,400-square-foot, long-term lease for the School Construction Authority (SCA), a builder and modernizer of public schools throughout New York, at 132-10 Jamaica Avenue in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, NY.
41) Modernizer politicians embraced the notion of dividing the market, but others, including Alfred Smees and traditionalist stallholders, feared the market would lose it atmosphere and historical character if moved from its original location.
Parrott demonstrates that Cardinal Richelieu, instead of being an innovative modernizer of France's military system who embraced new ideas, made the bureaucracy more efficient, and concentrated power in his own hands, in fact failed to initiate effective reforms in military administration, and owed what limited success he had in expanding and strengthening the French army to improvised expedients and the cultivation of the great nobles and existing clientage networks.
A successful military commander and modernizer, Li also helped develop arsenals, shipyards, and steamship transport -- all while playing a key role in diplomacy.
During his 1984 race against Jesse Helms, former Governor Jim Hunt, the quintessential modernizer, drew most of his business support from the state's growth-oriented sectors: bankers, real-estate developers, and executives of multinational corporations.
Saxlund International - an engineering modernizer and pioneer of Biomass Combustion and Materials Handling solutions - has connected forces with Axis Industries to use Saxlund's newest alternative energy technology solutions to EPC biomass combustion contracts across the UK.
As per Purdue President Mitch Daniels, the start up will aid a new generation of university modernizers bring their technologies to the public.
Eighty percent of Sunnis surveyed expressed concern over the struggle between modernization and fundamentalism, with 65 percent of that group identifying with the modernizers, six percent with the fundamentalists and 8 percent refusing to name with whom their sympathies lay.
She describes the motivations that power the drive to widen participation, including modernizers seeking increased participation for economic reasons and progressives seeking social and personal benefits for participants, accessing non-traditional students, identifying potential barriers, assessing the influence of the labor market and socio-cultural factors, and continuing the process of individualization.
But he also argues, correctly in my opinion, that the optimism of the modernizers collapsed in the lace of the Vietnam War and its domestic fallout, including the deep political divisions of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The modernizers found out that their "clients" were not as reformable as they had thought.