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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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