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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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transitive verb modernized, modernizing
to make modern; bring up to date in style, design, methods, etc.
to adopt modern ways; become modern
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, mo·dern·iz·es verb, transitive
To make modern in appearance, style, or character; update. verb, intransitive
To accept or adopt modern ways, ideas, or style.