intransitive verb-·rized·, -·riz·ing
verbcon·tem·po·rized, con·tem·po·riz·ing, con·tem·po·riz·es
- To regard or place in the same time period; synchronize.
- To make modern or contemporary, as in style or decor.
Origin of contemporizeFrom contemporary
(third-person singular simple present contemporizes, present participle contemporizing, simple past and past participle contemporized)
- To bring up to date; often specifically to set a historical narrative in a modern context
- (marketing) To modify, repackage, or present a well-known or traditional product or brand in a way that appeals to contemporary consumers.
contemporary + -ize