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English verb: modernize

1. modernize (change) make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to


SamplesYou should overhaul your car engine.
Overhaul the health care system.


Synonymsmodernise, overhaul


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)regenerate, renew


Narrower (hyponym)retrofit


Entailbushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on

2. modernize (change) become technologically advanced


SamplesMany countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace.
Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly.


Synonymsdevelop, modernise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)change


Verb groupbuild up, develop









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