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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gentrify

gentrified

gentrifying

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become gentrified

gentrifier

play \-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of gentrify in a sentence

  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



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