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vb. (label en British spelling) (alternative spelling of modernize English)

  1. v. become technologically advanced; "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly" [syn: modernize, develop]

  2. make repairs or adjustments to; "You should overhaul your car engine" [syn: overhaul, modernize]

Usage examples of "modernise".

The hospital was large, modernised here and there and full of bewildering passages.

Upstairs the rooms were lighter and colourful and cleverly modernised, and on the floor above there was an enormous room for the children, equipped with almost everything a child could wish for.

The houses here were terraced, tall elegant residences built during the Regency, skilfully modernised and expensively maintained.

It was a long ward of twenty-eight beds, not yet modernised, so that the beds faced each other in rows against the walls.

Already in the early nineteenth century Shelley, with no scrap of alternative, is denouncing the established rulers of the world as Anarchs, and the entire system of ideas and suggestions that was known as Socialism, and more particularly its international side, feeble as it was in creative proposals or any method of transition, still witnesses to the growth of a conception of a modernised system of inter-relationships that should supplant the existing tangle of proprietary legal ideas.

The Japanese had been industrialising and modernising for several decades.