Meaning of contemporize

con•tem•po•rize

Pronunciation: (kun-tem'pu-rīz"), [key]
— v., -rized, -riz•ing.
—v.t.
  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:Romeo and Juliet contemporizes it as the love of two modern teenagers in a Chicago high school. The new production of
—v.i.
  1. to be contemporary.
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