verb (used with object), contemporized, contemporizing.
to place in or regard as belonging to the same age or time.
to give a modern or contemporary character or setting to; update: The new production of Romeo and Juliet contemporizes it as the love of two modern teenagers in a Chicago high school.
verb (used without object), contemporized, contemporizing.
Also, especially British, contemporise.
< Late Latin contempor-
(stem of contemporāre
to be at the same time), equivalent to con- con-
(stem of tempus
time) + -ize