1. [ verb ] make more industrial or city-like
Synonyms: urbanise

"The area was urbanized after many people moved in"

Related terms: change urbanise urbanization
2. [ verb ] (sociology) develop industry; become industrial
Synonyms: industrialise industrialize

"The nations of SE Asia will quickly industrialize and catch up with the West"

Related terms: change change industrialization industrialism
3. [ verb ] impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
Synonyms: urbanise

"Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them"

Related terms: change urbanise
Similar spelling:   urbanized