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contemporize

verb

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to adapt to modern needs, taste, or usage
  • the new owners of the old-line French restaurant plan to contemporize the menu and make the place seem less intimidating

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“Contemporize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contemporize. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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