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English definition of “modernize”

modernize

verb [I/T]  /ˈmɑd·ərˌnɑɪz/ us  
to make or become more modern: [T] We decided to modernize our kitchen and installed a new sink and dishwasher.
modernization
noun [U]  /ˌmɑd·ər·nəˈzeɪ·ʃən/ us  
The plan calls for the expansion and modernization of the airport facilities.
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