verb (used with object), cit·i·fied, cit·i·fy·ing.
Origin of citify
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verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
to cause to conform to or adopt the customs, habits, or dress of city people
to make urban
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1865, probably a back formation from citified. Related: Citifying.
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