Synonyms of 'modernize'
to make modern in style, methods, or equipmentThere is a pressing need to modernize our electoral system.
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in the sense of renew
to restore to a new or fresh conditionthe cost of renewing the buildings
in the sense of renovate
to restore to good conditionThey spent thousands renovating the house.
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