Contemporize



[kuh n-tem-puh-rahyz] /kənˈtɛm pəˌraɪz/

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 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.
/kənˈtɛmpəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
to be or make contemporary; synchronize

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