|1.||[ verb ] make more industrial or city-like|
"The area was urbanized after many people moved in"
|Related terms:||change urbanise urbanization|
|2.||[ verb ] (sociology) develop industry; become industrial|
"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|
"Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them"
|Related terms:||change urbanise|