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gentrify

verb gen·tri·fy \ˈjen-trə-ˌfī\

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

gen·tri·fiedgen·tri·fy·ing

Full Definition of GENTRIFY

transitive verb
:  to attempt or accomplish the gentrification of
intransitive verb
:  to become gentrified
gen·tri·fi·er \-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun
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Examples of GENTRIFY

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

First Known Use of GENTRIFY

1972

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