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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of modernize.

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  • adj. brought up to date

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Examples

  • Often we tend to lump them together simply as Art Nouveau and Art Deco, though their individual taxonomies are a bit more complex -- consider the Barcelona modernismo of Gaudi and Jujol, the various national romanticisms, or the intriguing and often unclassifiable experiments in modernized traditional liturgical design that occurred in interwar France.

    The Other Modern: An Introduction

  • Did the Chair request NASA help in modernized help, NO.

    Augustine Commission Website Now Online - NASA Watch

  • We held what we called reliability summits around the country saying, one, we and America were a superpower, but we have a third world grid that needs to be modernized, that is antiquated.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2003

  • We held what we called "reliability summits" around the country, saying, one, we in America, we're a superpower, but we have a third-world grid that needs to be modernized, that is antiquated.

    CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2003

  • A street rod is typically defined as a modernized vintage vehicle originally manufactured prior to 1949.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • A 15-year veteran of Mediterranean cooking, Benhadou's style is best described as modernized 'classic' cooking.

    AME Info Latest News

  • Scruton uses as an example the widespread habit in productions of opera to alter the staging and the dramatic vision to produce a "modernized" version.

    Art and Culture

  • Here's a good (or bad, as it were) example of a once respectable workhorse nameplate that's been thoroughly "modernized" into the absolute donkey that it is today.

    If It Ain't Broke...

  • Here's a respectable workhorse nameplate that's been thoroughly "modernized" into an absolute donkey of a product.

    If It Ain't Broke...

  • In Couric's most recent webisode, Stengel made easily disprovable claims, including that the rights of women have been "modernized" and that women's "lives have changed."

    Robert Greenwald: Katie Couric Needs to Get the Facts on Women's Rights in Afghanistan

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