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Definition of modernize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they modernize
    he / she / it modernizes
    past simple modernized
    -ing form modernizing
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] to start using modern equipment, ideas, etc. Unfortunately we lack the resources to modernize.
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: modernize