Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make modern in appearance, style, or character; update.
  • intransitive verb To accept or adopt modern ways, ideas, or style.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To render modern; to adapt to modern person or things; to cause to conform to recent or present usage or taste.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To bring something up to date, or make it modern in style or function
  • verb intransitive To become modern in appearance, or adopt modern ways

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

  • verb make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
  • verb become technologically advanced

Etymologies

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From modern +‎ -ize

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