from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make modern in appearance, style, or character; update.
- intransitive v. To accept or adopt modern ways, ideas, or style.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To bring something up to date, or make it modern in style or function
- v. To become modern in appearance, or adopt modern ways
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To render modern; to adapt to modern person or things; to cause to conform to recent or present usage or taste.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give a modern character or appearance to; adapt to modern persons, times, or uses; cause to conform to modern ideas or style: as, to modernize the language of an old writer. Also spelled modernise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
- v. become technologically advanced
From modern + -ize (Wiktionary)