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Definitions and Synonyms of modernise | Another word for modernise | What is modernise?

Definition 1: make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to - [verb of change]

Samples where modernise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You should overhaul your car engine
  • overhaul the health care system

Synonyms for modernise in the sense of this definition

(modernise is a kind of ...) reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

"We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years" "They renewed their membership"

(... is a kind of modernise ) substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones

"The laboratory retrofitted to meet the safety codes"

(modernise implies ...) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Definition 2: become technologically advanced - [verb of change]

Samples where modernise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
  • Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly

Synonyms for modernise in the sense of this definition

(modernise is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(modernise has a similar meaning as ...) change the use of and make available or usable

"develop land" "The country developed its natural resources" "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"

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