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gentrify

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verb gen·tri·fy \ˈjen-trə-ˌfī\

Simple Definition of gentrify

  • : to change (a place, such as an old neighborhood) by improving it and making it more appealing to people who have money

Full Definition of gentrify

gen·tri·fiedgen·tri·fy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to attempt or accomplish the gentrification of

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become gentrified

gen·tri·fi·er play \-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of gentrify

  1. As the neighborhood became gentrified, the people who had lived there for many years could no longer afford it.



1972

First Known Use of gentrify

1972

Rhymes with gentrify

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