Meaning of “modernize” - Learner’s Dictionary

modernize

verb [ I, T ] also UK -ise us uk /ˈmɒdənaɪz/

to make something more modern or to become more modern:

We really need to modernize our image.
modernization noun [ U ] us uk /ˌmɒdənaɪˈzeɪʃən/

(Definition of “modernize” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)