verb (used with object), modernized, modernizing.
to make modern
; give a new or modern
character or appearance to: to modernize one's ideas; to modernize a kitchen.
verb (used without object), modernized, modernizing.
Also, especially British, modernise.
overmodernize, verb, overmodernized, overmodernizing.
remodernize, verb, remodernized, remodernizing.
1. renovate, refurbish, update.