Synonyms of modernize
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• the cost of renewing the buildings
restorerepairtransformrebuildoverhaulmendrefurbishrenovaterefitredevelopfix up (informal, US, Canadian)modernizerecondition
renovateIf someone renovates an old building, they repair and improve it and get it back into good condition.
• They spent thousands renovating the house.
restorerepairrefurbishdo up (informal)reformrenewoverhaulrevamprecreateremodelrehabilitaterefitfix up (informal, US, Canadian)modernizereconstituterecondition
updateIf you update something, you make it more modern, usually by adding new parts to it or giving new information.
• an updated edition of the book
Thesaurus for modernize from the Collins English Thesaurus