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To adapt a building or structure to current conditions, tastes, or usage, usually by remodeling.
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The Bow Group, the oldest Tory think tank presided over by ex-PM John Major, slammed Mr Shorthouse and Tory modernisers as "Liberal Democrats who have found their way into the wrong party".
They had been disappointed by claims it had been a left v right contest, as the successful modernisers included MPs such as George Eustice, a former UKIP member.
Finally, there is Peter's preference for Gould's book about Labour modernisers.
If the modernisers are right, these people will vote with their feet to move away from onesize-fits-all day centres and residential homes in favour of a wider range of more fulfilling activities.
Cameron also included the party's only openly gay MP, Alan Duncan, as he appointed modernisers to his inner circle.
Mr Kennedy has denied it was an attempt by his allies to make it harder for modernisers to launch a challenge, but it did gain overwhelming support from the conference floor ( well in excess of the two-thirds of votes needed.
Modernisers inside the GAA - and there are many of them - must be wondering how the organisation will ever see this new, free and fair Ireland when they can't see where they blundered in this case.
Mr Blunkett's speech, to the North of England education conference in Sunderland, was the first by a Cabinet minister since the New Year and was the first in a series intended to quash talk of tensions between Labour traditionalists and modernisers.
Whatever the organisation - the Labour Party springs to mind - I find modernisers are usually wrong.
The Civil War between Modernisers and Traditionalists will remain ongoing.
Keep NOW that May 6 has finally been announced as the General Election date, no doubt over the next four weeks we will hear more about constitutional reform as each party attempts to portray themselves as reformers or modernisers, despite the fact that that is what they are supposed to be elected to be anyway.