urbanize

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verb ur·ban·ize \ˈər-bə-ˌnīz\

Definition of urbanize

urbanized

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urbanizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to take on urban characteristics urbanized areas

  3. 2 :  to impart an urban way of life to urbanize migrants from rural areas

Examples of urbanize in a sentence

  1. every September the city of Boston urbanizes a new crop of college students from small towns across the country

1836

First Known Use of urbanize

1836



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