Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To regard or place in the same time period; synchronize.
  • transitive v. To make modern or contemporary, as in style or décor.
  • intransitive v. To be contemporary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To bring up to date; often specifically to set a historical narrative in a modern context

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to happen at the same time.
  • transitive v. to arrange or represent events so that they co-occur.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make contemporary; place in, or contemplate as belonging to, the same age or time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
  • v. happen at the same time

Etymologies

From contemporary.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
contemporary +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

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