from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Either way it is unworthy of a libertarian modernizer like AK.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wants to win back his reputation as an economic modernizer.
But, as Mr. Kuznetsov points out, it takes more than an iPad to make you a modernizer.
Prime Minister Erdogan has been an economic modernizer, but he's never been comfortable with criticism or shared power.