contemporize

[kuhn-tem-puh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), contemporized, contemporizing.
1.
to place in or regard as belonging to the same age or time.
2.
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.
3.
to be contemporary.
Also, especially British, contemporise.


Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin contempor- (stem of contemporāre to be at the same time), equivalent to con- con- + tempor- (stem of tempus time) + -ize

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contemporize or contemporise (kənˈtɛmpəˌraɪz)
 
vb
to be or make contemporary; synchronize
 
contemporise or contemporise
 
vb

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Contemporize the code to prevent an obsolete model due to platform incompatibility.
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