Definition of Modernise

1. Verb. Become technologically advanced. "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"

Exact synonyms: Develop, Modernize
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Build Up, Develop
Derivative terms: Development, Modernisation, Modernization



2. Verb. Make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to. "Overhaul the health care system"
Exact synonyms: Modernize, Overhaul
Entails: Bushel, Doctor, Fix, Furbish Up, Mend, Repair, Restore, Touch On
Specialized synonyms: Retrofit
Generic synonyms: Regenerate, Renew
Derivative terms: Overhaul

Definition of Modernise

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of modernize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Modernise

1. [v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES]

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Literary usage of Modernise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The School World (1905)
"finally, and already discussions are taking place as to the best steps to take to modernise and rationalise the entrance requirements at the older ..."

2. National Systems of Transport Infrastructure Planning: Report of the One by ECMT Staff, SourceOECD (Online service), Economic Research Centre (2005)
"... To complete and modernise the high capacity road network, extending it from 8 000 km in 2000 to 13 000 km by 2010. In addition to operations on densely ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"(Dane».) modernization (mod*ér-ni-zâ'shon), и. [< modernise + ... Also spelled modernise. From the stiff and antiquated phraseology which he adopted, ..."

4. Institutional Investors in Latin America by Oecd (2000)
"Simplify, modernise and harmonise basic laws. On both a national and international basis we need to simplify, modernise and harmonise our basic laws. ..."

5. The Twentieth Century by Caroline Farrar Ware (1908)
"It would be a great mistake to ' modernise' them in the sense in which the London and the provincial universities must necessarily be modernised, ..."

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