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modernize

mod·ern·ize

modernize

 
pronunciation:
ma dr naIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: modernized, modernizes, modernizing
definition: to make modern or contemporary.
We modernized our kitchen.
similar words:
redo, refurbish, rehabilitate, remodel, renovate, revamp, revise, streamline, update
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become modern or contemporary.
The small nation is trying in various ways to modernize.
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