Verb modernize has 2 senses
  1. overhaul, modernize, modernise - make repairs or adjustments to; "You should overhaul your car engine"
    --1 is one way to regenerate, renew
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. modernize, modernise, develop - become technologically advanced; "Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace"; "Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly"
    --2 is one way to change
    Derived form: noun modernization1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody