Definition of modernize in English:


Line breaks: mod¦ern|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒd(ə)nʌɪz
(also modernise)


[with object]



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • Many have also noted the update and modernisation of the shops and the variety of new services now available.
  • I'm not opposed to redevelopment or modernisation, but what I am opposed to is taking away more of our history.
  • Firstly, he claims there is no evidence to suggest that the home is incapable of further upgrading or modernisation.


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  • Dean has been a modernizer and innovator, and should be embraced for it.
  • The idea that progress comes through conflict has been lost to the idea that progress comes through allowing modernisers to do exactly what they want.
  • He was always a moderniser, a reformist - and if he was alive today, he would have had me to listen to.

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