from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make modern in appearance, style, or character; update.
- intransitive v. To accept or adopt modern ways, ideas, or style.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To bring something up to date, or make it modern in style or function
- v. To become modern in appearance, or adopt modern ways
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To render modern; to adapt to modern person or things; to cause to conform to recent or present usage or taste.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
- v. become technologically advanced
There’s an awful lot of information conveyed as Ruruna and Cain modernize their country, and I’ll likely refer to the list of “Frequently Used SQL Statements” again.
Chone: For SOA applications, the best way to modernize is to componentize and extend the user experience aspect of the application that will in turn enable the applications composition and mashup.
Believers find efforts to "modernize" shallow and patronizing.
The $58 Billion company, United Parcel Service (UPS), is getting a taxpayer-funded $24 million gift from the State of Illinois to "modernize" a couple distribution facilities.
Furthermore -- in an apparent attempt to secure Republican support for Senate ratification of nuclear disarmament treaties -- the administration began championing a ten-year, $180 billion plan to "modernize" the U.S. nuclear weapons complex.
Ms. Staniforth, a longtime friend of Screaming Lord Sutch, was a rising Loony star until she set out to "modernize" the party, proposing, for example, that leaders be limited to five-year terms rather than indefinite tenures.
Unfortunately, to get Republican support the U.S. commitment to disarmament is countered by a new commitment to spend $180 billion over 10 years to "modernize" U.S. weapons and delivery systems.
States can top off their increasingly depleted trust funds with stimulus money if they "modernize" their unemployment insurance systems.
ERMA, scheduled to go into effect in 2009, intends to "modernize" New York's voting system using software-based voting machines that conceal everything election officials and the public are constitutionally required to observe and protect, and which have been proven vulnerable to undetectable error and fraud.
The new budget promises to "modernize" federal pay equity, but narrows women's legal options to pursue justice.