gentrify

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verb gen·tri·fy \ˈjen-trə-ˌfī\

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


GENTRIFY Defined for English Language Learners

gentrify

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verb gen·tri·fy \ˈjen-trə-ˌfī\

Definition of gentrify for English Language Learners

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



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