Modernize meaning

mŏdər-nīz
Modernize is to update something to make it more current or more compatible with current technology and practices.

An example of modernize is when you take an old house and add indoor plumbing to it.

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To bring something up to date, or make it modern in style or function.
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To make modern in appearance, style, or character; update.
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To accept or adopt modern ways, ideas, or style.
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To make modern; bring up to date in style, design, methods, etc.
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To adopt modern ways; become modern.
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(intransitive) To become modern in appearance, or adopt modern ways.
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Origin of modernize

  • From modern +"Ž -ize

    From Wiktionary