[ US /ˈmɑdɝˌnaɪz/ ]
  1. make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
    You should overhaul your car engine
    overhaul the health care system
  2. become technologically advanced
    Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly
    Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
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How To Use modernize In A Sentence

  • The chapel or church claims greater antiquity than any other in that part of the kingdom; but there is no appearance of this in the external aspect of the present edifice, unless it be in the two eastern windows, which remain unmodernized, and in the lower part of the steeple. The Life of Charlotte Bronte
  • Although the strategy was flawed by its excessive voluntarism, it did force the party to modernize itself.
  • So will the investment in capital goods and engineering skills needed to modernise outmoded factories.
  • To many people, John XXIII was the Kennedy pope, and Vatican II was his Camelot a glorious, Roman Catholic version of the New Deal and the New Frontier that would move Catholicism from the medieval past into a rosy future of social equality, in which mass would be celebrated in the vernacular, nuns' habits would be modernized, and the popemobile would replace the traditional gestatorial chair as a form of papal transportation. Philocrites: May 2005 Archives
  • The air force and navy were modernised but the army, very much the poor relation, was not.
  • Public modes of conveyance should be modernised.
  • It modernized and industrialized at a fantastic rate, and agricultural production doubled between 1945 and 1974.
  • Oil had stimulated new industry, cities were being modernized rapidly and ambitious plans promised change in the countryside.
  • If the industry doesn't modernize it will not survive.
  • The house is unmodernised but totally unspoilt. Times, Sunday Times
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