Modernize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmɑːdərnaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word modernize
Brit.  |ˈmɒd(ə)naɪz|  British pronunciation of the word modernize


- make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to (syn: overhaul)
- become technologically advanced (syn: develop)


We're modernizing our kitchen with a new oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher.

The country recently announced plans to begin modernizing its army.

The school needs a building with modernized classrooms.

Older companies will need to modernize quickly if they are to survive in today's economy.

They need more funds to modernize the country's telephone system.

The business will lose money if it doesn't modernize.

The country carried out far-reaching reforms to modernize its economy.

Economic reforms are needed to pacify and modernize the country.

Plans to modernize have been set in train.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: modernize
he/she/it: modernizes
present participle: modernizing
past tense: modernized
past participle: modernized
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