Meaning of modernize

mod•ern•ize

Pronunciation: (mod'ur-nīz"), [key]
— v., -ized, -iz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to make modern; give a new or modern character or appearance to: to modernize one's ideas; to modernize a kitchen.
—v.i.
  1. to become modern; adopt modern ways, views, etc.
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