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Verb: modernise  'mó-du(r),nIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: modernize)
  1. Become technologically advanced
    "Viet Nam is modernising rapidly";
    - modernize, develop
     
  2. Make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
    "You should modernise your car engine";
    - overhaul, modernize

Derived forms: modernises, modernising, modernised

Type of: change, regenerate, renew

Encyclopedia: Modernise