verb (used with object), ur·ban·ized, ur·ban·iz·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM urbanizeur·ban·i·za·tion, nounnon·ur·ban·ized, adjectiveo·ver·ur·ban·ize, verb, o·ver·ur·ban·ized, o·ver·ur·ban·iz·ing.un·ur·ban·ized, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for urbanize
The state is diversifying and urbanizing at an incredible clip.What are the odds of Democratic wins in the Georgia runoffs?|Amber Phillips|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
In the large cities the urbanized working class were slaves to a plutocracy.
Israel and Palestine—it cannot be stressed enough—exist in a globalized, networked, densely populated, urbanized land.Israelis and Palestinians: Getting Down To Business|Bernard Avishai|June 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Democrats dominate the urbanized coasts and the industrial Midwest.Starbucks’ Effort to Solve the Fiscal Cliff Probably Won’t Work|Daniel Gross|December 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He has food stamps and soup kitchens that provide him enough to eat, as do most homeless people in most urbanized areas.Officer’s Gift to ‘Homeless’ Man Triggers Controversy|Winston Ross|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Millions of refugees were inundating the several hundred square kilometers of urbanized coastline.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Their minds have been urbanized; all their thoughts are city thoughts.Rural Life and the Rural School|Joseph Kennedy
Europe was transformed from an agricultural to an urbanized, industrial area.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy|Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for urbanize
- to make (esp a predominantly rural area or country) more industrialized and urban
- to cause the migration of an increasing proportion of (rural dwellers) into cities