contemporize

verb
con·​tem·​po·​rize | \ kən-ˈtem-pə-ˌrīz How to pronounce contemporize (audio) \
contemporized; contemporizing

Definition of contemporize

transitive verb

: to make contemporary contemporize a magazine with the latest fashions

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Examples of contemporize in a Sentence

the new owners of the old-line French restaurant plan to contemporize the menu and make the place seem less intimidating
Recent Examples on the Web Yes, the Old Globe’s ever-surprising, at times wildly contemporized new staging of the great tragedy makes room for a rock band led by that other British bard of romantic lamentation. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Old Globe’s music-filled ‘Romeo and Juliet’ brings strange and satisfying surprises to Shakespeare," 18 Aug. 2019 Various new pieces were purchased with proceeds from last year’s auction of seven works by 20th-century artists, including Andy Warhol, to help diversify and contemporize its collection. USA TODAY, "Mowing quest, mayo man, soybean scare: News from around our 50 states," 17 June 2019 Selecting Gigi—a model with serious social media clout—as the face of the new campaign could be an attempt to inject some youthfulness into the storied brand, which, under Tisci’s direction, is working hard to contemporize its image. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Morphs Into a Cast of Characters for Burberry’s First Ever Monogram Campaign," 15 May 2019 William Tyler, Nashville guitarist, will bring the instrumentals while Brooklyn electronic producer, Fielded contemporizes them at Constellation on Thursday. 8:30 p.m. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Your complete Pitchfork pre-show and after-show guide," 13 July 2017 Various new pieces were purchased with proceeds from last year’s auction of seven works by 20th-century artists, including Andy Warhol, to help diversify and contemporize its collection. USA TODAY, "Mowing quest, mayo man, soybean scare: News from around our 50 states," 17 June 2019 Selecting Gigi—a model with serious social media clout—as the face of the new campaign could be an attempt to inject some youthfulness into the storied brand, which, under Tisci’s direction, is working hard to contemporize its image. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Morphs Into a Cast of Characters for Burberry’s First Ever Monogram Campaign," 15 May 2019 William Tyler, Nashville guitarist, will bring the instrumentals while Brooklyn electronic producer, Fielded contemporizes them at Constellation on Thursday. 8:30 p.m. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Your complete Pitchfork pre-show and after-show guide," 13 July 2017 But though Edmond Rostand’s script has been sculpted and contemporized in places, the old-fashioned swagger mostly remains intact. Kerry Reid, chicagotribune.com, "'Cyrano' gets a witty update at BoHo without losing the fun swordplay," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of contemporize

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for contemporize

contempor(ary) entry 1 + -ize

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The first known use of contemporize was in 1646

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“Contemporize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contemporize. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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