- 1[transitive] modernize something to make a system, methods, etc. more modern and more suitable for use at the present time synonym update The company is investing $9 million to modernize its factories.
- 2[intransitive] to start using modern equipment, ideas, etc. Unfortunately we lack the resources to modernize.
NAmE//ˈmɑdərˌnaɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they modernize
he / she / it modernizes
past simple modernized
-ing form modernizing
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