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English verb: modernise

1. modernise (change) become technologically advanced

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

Synonymsdevelop, modernize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)change

Verb groupbuild up, develop

2. modernise (change) make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to

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

Synonymsmodernize, overhaul

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)regenerate, renew

Narrower (hyponym)retrofit

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

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