urbanize ur‧ban‧ize [ˈɜːbənaɪz ǁ ˈɜːr-] also urbanise verb [intransitive, transitive] PROPERTYto build houses, towns etc in the countryside:
• Since then, our economy has continued to industrialize, urbanize, and internationalize.— urbanization noun [uncountable] :
• Taiwan's small size and heavy urbanization causes problems.
* * *urbanize UK US (UK also urbanise) /ˈɜːbənaɪz/ verb [T] PROPERTY, ENVIRONMENT► to build on land in the countryside so that the area becomes part of a town or city: »
Two million rural residents will move into newly urbanized areas just outside the city.»
Japan is a highly urbanized country.urbanization (UK also urbanisation) noun [U]► »
Increasing urbanization is accelerating the economic development of the area.
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Urbanize — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Hip Hop Gründung 2005 Websit … Deutsch Wikipedia
Urbanize — Ur ban*ize, v. t. To render urban, or urbane; to refine; to polish. Howell. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
urbanize — (v.) 1640s, to make more civil; 1884 to make into a city, from URBAN (Cf. urban) + IZE (Cf. ize); in the latter sense from Fr. urbaniser (1873). Related: Urbanized; urbanizing … Etymology dictionary
urbanize — (Amer.) urÂ·banÂ·ize || ÉœrbÉ™naÉªz / ÉœËb v. change from rural to urban, make into a city, impart urban characteristics (also urbanise) … English contemporary dictionary
urbanize — [ʉr′bə nīz΄] vt. urbanized, urbanizing 1. to change from rural to urban in character; make like or characteristic of a city 2. Rare to make urbane urbanization n … English World dictionary
urbanize — 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 > … New Collegiate Dictionary
urbanize — urban ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or characteristic of a town or city. DERIVATIVES urbanism noun urbanist noun urbanize (also urbanise) verb. ORIGIN Latin urbanus, from urbs city … English terms dictionary
urbanize — urbanization, n. /err beuh nuyz /, v.t., urbanized, urbanizing. to make or cause to become urban, as a locality. Also, esp. Brit., urbanise. [1635 45; URBAN + IZE] * * * … Universalium
urbanize — verb a) To make something more urban in character. b) To take up an urban way of life … Wiktionary
urbanize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To imbue with city ways, manners, and customs: citify, metropohtanize. See URBAN … English dictionary for students