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  • n. an advocate of modernization

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who modernizes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who modernizes or renders modern. Also spelled moderniser.


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  • Cameron, a self-described conservative "modernizer" who has embraced gay rights and "green" policies, agreed to give the post of deputy prime minister to the Liberal Democrats 'leader, Nicholas Clegg, a champion of the poor.

    David Cameron is Britain's new prime minister

  • Campbell a "modernizer" in religion during Chesterton's time--ed., in their almost too fastidious spirituality, admit divine sinlessness, which they cannot see even in their dreams.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Cameron was not well liked by large sectors of the Conservative party that he leads even before the election: he is a "modernizer" and Conservatives are conservative.

    London Free Press

  • More? the basic story has some more labels for us - including that "modernizer" thing again, only this time accompanied by a vague adjective:


  • Egypt today is in need of a savior in the mold of Muhammad Ali Pasha, its first great modernizer.

    Egypt's Silhouette of Fire

  • President Dmitry Medvedev, who is himself an avid user of Twitter, is also a proud user of an iPad and has hailed the Internet as a modernizer of Russia's economy and culture.

    Web Problems Plague Russia Critics

  • Either way it is unworthy of a libertarian modernizer like AK.

    Faith in Leaders, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wants to win back his reputation as an economic modernizer.

    Can India's Congress Sell Reform?

  • But, as Mr. Kuznetsov points out, it takes more than an iPad to make you a modernizer.

    Sparring Partners

  • Prime Minister Erdogan has been an economic modernizer, but he's never been comfortable with criticism or shared power.

    Turkey's 'Good Dictator'


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