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English definition of “modernize”
modernize (UK also modernise)
/ˈmɒdənaɪz/ verb [I or T]
› to start using more recent methods, ideas, equipment, etc. so that something becomes or seems more modern: There has been a lot of opposition to modernizing work practices. If they want to increase output from the factory, they'll have to modernize. modernizer noun [C] › He considers himself to be a modernizer who is not afraid to impose necessary changes on the company.