- to make rural.
- to spend time in the country; rusticate.
Also especially British, ru·ral·ise.
Origin of ruralize
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His courtly ambition being now again disappointed, he styled himself the melancholy Cowley, and resolved to ruralize in earnest.
- (tr) to make rural in character, appearance, etc
- (intr) to go into the country to live
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