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Synonyms for modernize
ˈmɒd ərˌnaɪzmod·ern·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overhaul, modernize, moderniseverb

    make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to

    "You should overhaul your car engine"; "overhaul the health care system"

    pass, modernise, overhaul, overtake, develop

  2. modernize, modernise, developverb

    become technologically advanced

    "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"

    rise, grow, educate, produce, overhaul, spring up, modernise, explicate, make grow, develop, acquire, evolve, arise, germinate, break, train, build up, get, originate, uprise, recrudesce, formulate, prepare

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  1. Oliver Chen:

    Reed understands holistically what it means to modernize a brand.

  2. The President:

    It's going to modernize our ports with $17 billion dollars in investment. ... We're going to reduce congestion. We're going to address repair and maintenance backlogs, deploy state of the art technologies and make our ports cleaner and more efficient. And we're going to do the same with our airports and freight rail.

  3. Joe Biden:

    The issue of whether or not we're dealing with 5G or not, we don't deal with 5G. The fact is that you had two enterprises — two private enterprises... They have government regulation visibly. And so what I've done is pushed as hard as I can to have 5G folks hold up and abide by what was being requested by United Airlines until they could more modernize them over the years.

  4. Peter Hotez:

    They come up profoundly small, and that's tragic. And it's costing American lives, until they can figure out a way to modernize and do big things, we will never solve this problem.

  5. Rochelle Walensky:

    I am confident that the appointment of Mary Wakefield will be instrumental in accomplishing our goals to modernize and optimize The CDC, it is clear that Mary Wakefield is an action-oriented leader who can lead effective change.

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  • modernitzarCatalan, Valencian
  • modernisierenGerman
  • modernizarse, modernizarSpanish
  • uudistua, uudenaikaistaa, nykyaikaistaa, nykyaikaistua, modernisoitua, modernisoidaFinnish
  • moderniserFrench
  • korszerűsít, modernizálHungarian
  • 近代化する, 現代化, 近代化Japanese
  • модернизира, се модернизира, осовременува, се осовременуваMacedonian
  • moderniserenDutch
  • модернизироваться, модернизироватьRussian
  • moderniseraSwedish

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