Definition of modernize
: to make modern (as in taste, style, or usage)
: to adopt modern ways
Examples of modernize in a Sentence
We're modernizing our kitchen with a new oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher.
The country recently announced plans to begin modernizing its army.
The school needs a building with modernized classrooms.
Older companies will need to modernize quickly if they are to survive in today's economy.
First Known Use of modernize
MODERNIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of modernize for English Language Learners
: to make (something) modern and more suited to present styles or needs
: to become modern : to begin using the newest information, methods, or technology
MODERNIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of modernize for Students
: to make or become new and different or suitable for the present time
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