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urbanely
urbanisation
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URBANUS
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Urbanize definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

UR'BANIZE, v.t. To render civil and courteous; to polish.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: make more industrial or city-like; "The area was urbanized after many people moved in" [syn: urbanize, urbanise]
2: impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon; "Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them" [syn: urbanize, urbanise]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1884 1. to cause to take on urban characteristics <urbanized areas> 2. to impart an urban way of life to <urbanize migrants from rural areas>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (also -ise) 1 make urban. 2 destroy the rural quality of (a district). Derivatives: urbanization n. Etymology: F urbaniser (as URBAN)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Urbanize Ur"ban*ize, v. t. To render urban, or urbane; to refine; to polish. --Howell.




 


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