Definition of urbanize
1 : to cause to take on urban characteristics urbanized areas
2 : to impart an urban way of life to urbanize migrants from rural areas
Examples of urbanize in a Sentence
every September the city of Boston urbanizes a new crop of college students from small towns across the country
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In the age of roadside IEDs, urbanizing warfare, and sporadic firefights, suddenly going airborne could be nifty.
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