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metropolitanize

[me-truh-pol-i-tn-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), met·ro·pol·i·tan·ized, met·ro·pol·i·tan·iz·ing.
  1. to make metropolitan.
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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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