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verb mod·ern·ize \ˈmä-dər-ˌnīz\

: to make (something) modern and more suited to present styles or needs

: to become modern : to begin using the newest information, methods, or technology


Full Definition of MODERNIZE

transitive verb
:  to make modern (as in taste, style, or usage)
intransitive verb
:  to adopt modern ways
mod·ern·iz·er noun

Examples of MODERNIZE

  1. We're modernizing our kitchen with a new oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher.
  2. The country recently announced plans to begin modernizing its army.
  3. The school needs a building with modernized classrooms.
  4. Older companies will need to modernize quickly if they are to survive in today's economy.

First Known Use of MODERNIZE


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MODERNIZED Defined for Kids


verb mod·ern·ize \ˈmä-dər-ˌnīz\

Definition of MODERNIZE for Kids

:  to make or become new and different or suitable for the present time


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