Definition of contemporize in English:

contemporize

(also contemperize)

Pronunciation /kənˈtɛmpərʌɪz/

verb

  • 1rare To regard (a person or thing) as belonging to the same era or period as another. Also: to synchronize (a thing) with a particular action, event, etc. Frequently with with (formerly also † unto).

  • 2To modernize (something); to bring up to date.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin contemporare contemporate + -ize.