Modernize is to update something to make it more current or more compatible with current technology and practices.(verb)
An example of modernize is when you take an old house and add indoor plumbing to it.
See modernize in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr moderniser
See modernize in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb mo·dern·ized, mo·dern·iz·ing, mo·dern·iz·es verb, transitive
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