Meaning of “modernize” - Learner’s Dictionary

modernize

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

to make something more modern or to become more modern:

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

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