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 for modernize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Modernize \Mod"ern*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Modernized; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Modernizing.] [Cf. F. moderniser.]
     To render modern; to adapt to modern person or things; to
     cause to conform to recent or present usage or taste.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to;
           "You should overhaul your car engine"; "overhaul the health
           care system" [syn: overhaul, modernize, modernise]
      2: become technologically advanced; "Many countries in Asia are
         now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing
         rapidly" [syn: modernize, modernise, develop]

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