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  • v. Alternative spelling of modernize.

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

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

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Examples

  • Link this to the desire of some to 'modernise' our voting methods and the paranoid could suspect they are up to more than a simple bribe for the voters.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Lets just hope they don't "modernise" the story and remove too much.

    Filmstalker: Steve McQueen's dream movie begins

  • The Conservative party under Cameron has not and will not 'modernise'.

    LibDems Face Double Whammy Brown Fine

  • Is it me, or is "modernise" a euphemism for "abandon your principles and loyal supporters and blatantly pander to whatever micro-sliver of the electorate in the marginals you guess you need to win a majority"?

    Telegraph Column: Grammar Lessons for Cameron

  • What he reelly, reelly wanted to do was "modernise": modernise, I tell you, we must modernise.

    We must modernise…

  • Nick Boles, one of the Conservatives' so-called modernisers forgive the repeated qualifications, but terms such as modernise' have become virtually meaningless, has called openly for a pact so that the parties can continue their crusade for two terms.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • The policy rules out building new nuclear weapons but does call for setting aside billions of dollars to "modernise" existing US weaponry.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • EU to offer Russia money to "modernise" judiciary at summit photo: AP/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential

    WN.com - Business News

  • But of course, like everything these days, people want to "modernise" with the latest whiz-bang concept, in this case teaching a 10-week ethics course to the

    newmatilda.com - Comments

  • THE Melbourne sister-in-law of an Australian facing terrorist charges in the United States for allegedly helping to '' modernise '' al-Qaeda said she was shocked to hear of his arrest.

    The Age News Headlines

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