Definition of urbanize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəːb(ə)nʌɪz/
(also urbanise)


Make or become urban in character: [with object]: once an agrarian society, the island has recently been urbanized (as adjective urbanized) urbanized areas
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  • Finland is a recently urbanised society - Finland used to be predominantly rural until the late 1940s when it became more industrial.
  • Japan has been characterized as an affluent and highly mobile and urbanized society, which also appears to be safe and secure.
  • He did not initially have that much support among the tribal, recently urbanized populations of the middle to lower Euphrates, such as Kut and Amara.
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