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Verb: urbanise  'ur-bu,nIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: urbanize)
  1. Impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
    "Birds are being urbanised by people in outdoor cafes feeding them";
    - urbanize
  2. Make more industrial or city-like
    "The area was urbanised after many people moved in";
    - urbanize

Derived forms: urbanising, urbanises, urbanised

Type of: alter, change, modify

Encyclopedia: Urbanise