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"modernize" in British English

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modernizeverb [I or T]

(UK usually modernise) uk   /ˈmɒd.ən.aɪz/  us   /ˈmɑː.dɚ.naɪz/
modernization
noun [U] (UK usually modernisation) uk   /ˌmɒd.ən.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌmɑː.dɚ.nəˈzeɪ.ʃən/
The modernization of the 100-year-old sewage and water systems will cost millions of pounds.
(Definition of modernize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"modernize" in American English

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modernizeverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈmɑd·ərˌnɑɪz/
to make or become more modern: [T] We decided to modernize our kitchen and installed a new sink and dishwasher.
modernization
noun [U]  us   /ˌmɑd·ər·nəˈzeɪ·ʃən/
The plan calls for the expansion and modernization of the airport facilities.
(Definition of modernize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"modernize" in Business English

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modernizeverb [I or T]

(UK also modernise) uk   us   /ˈmɒdənaɪz/
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.
(Definition of modernize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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