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

Derived forms: urbanizes, urbanizing, urbanized

Type of: alter, change, modify

Encyclopedia: Urbanize