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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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