[ puh-des-tree-uh-nahyz ]
/ pəˈdɛs tri əˌnaɪz /

verb (used without object), pe·des·tri·an·ized, pe·des·tri·an·iz·ing.

to go on foot; walk.


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Also especially British, pe·des·tri·an·ise.

Origin of pedestrianize

First recorded in 1805–15; pedestrian + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for pedestrianize



/ (pɪˈdɛstrɪəˌnaɪz) /


(tr) to convert (a street) into an area for the use of pedestrians only, by excluding all motor vehicles

Derived forms of pedestrianize

pedestrianization or pedestrianisation, noun
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