See also: modernizē

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From modern +‎ -ize or French moderniser.

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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɒdənaɪz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɑdɚnaɪz/
  • Hyphenation: mod‧ern‧ize
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modernize (third-person singular simple present modernizes, present participle modernizing, simple past and past participle modernized)

  1. (transitive) To make (something old or outdated) up to date, or modern in style or function by adding or changing equipment, designs, etc.
  2. (intransitive) To become modern in appearance, or adopt modern ways

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  1. inflection of modernizar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative