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urbanize

[ ur-buh-nahyz ]
/ 藞蓽r b蓹藢na瑟z /
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Definition of urbanize

verb (used with object), ur路ban路ized, ur路ban路iz路ing.
to make or cause to become urban, as a locality.
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Also especially British, ur路ban路ise .

Origin of urbanize

First recorded in1635鈥45; urban + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM urbanize

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British Dictionary definitions for urbanize

urbanize

urbanise

/ (藞蓽藧b蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb (tr)
(usually passive)
  1. to make (esp a predominantly rural area or country) more industrialized and urban
  2. to cause the migration of an increasing proportion of (rural dwellers) into cities

Derived forms of urbanize

urbanization or urbanisation, noun
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