Pronunciation: (kun-tem'pu-rīz"), [key]
—v., -rized, -riz•ing.
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.
to be contemporary. Also, esp. Brit.,con•tem'po•rise".
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