metropolitanize

[ me-truh-pol-i-tn-ahyz ]
/ ˌmɛ trəˈpɒl ɪ tnˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), met·ro·pol·i·tan·ized, met·ro·pol·i·tan·iz·ing.

to make metropolitan.

Nearby words

  1. metropolitan county,
  2. metropolitan district,
  3. metropolitan museum of art,
  4. metropolitan opera,
  5. metropolitanism,
  6. metrorrhagia,
  7. metrorrhea,
  8. metrosalpingitis,
  9. metrosalpingography,
  10. metroscope

Also especially British, met·ro·pol·i·tan·ise.

Origin of metropolitanize

First recorded in 1850–55; metropolitan + -ize

Related formsmet·ro·pol·i·tan·i·za·tion, nounde·met·ro·pol·i·tan·i·za·tion, noun

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