American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To render suburban; impart a suburban character to.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render suburban in character.
- v. take on suburban character
- v. make suburban in character
- suburban + -ize (Wiktionary)
“suburbanize" the neighborhood and ruin its eclectic vibrancy.”
“Blacks like other groups continue to suburbanize, said Seth Forman, chief planner with the Long Island Regional Planning Council.”
“People and jobs have continued to sprawl and suburbanize since the turn of the century, just as they were doing before. joe from Lowell says:”
“What sanctioned this building boom was the impulse to suburbanize and travel.”
“Worldwide, almost every country continued to suburbanize, from Orange County, California, to Grand-Couronne around Paris.”
“Building a new station on the southern end of town will make it more feasible to suburbanize Albemarle where, currently, Charlottesville dissolves to countryside within just a few miles on 29.”
“Production and consumption rose, as the nation's population not only increased but continued to urbanize, and then suburbanize, in growing numbers.”
“JACKSON: Well, the DLC appoints by invitation -- invites its constituency, and labor is not in the DNC -- DLC, and this -- 40 percent of this convention -- only a smathering of blacks in the DLC or Hispanics in the DLC, and so it's in some sense a privatized version of Democrats that they sought to suburbanize the party.”
“In short, single-use office buildings suburbanize the urban core itself while facilitating continued use of the suburban development model (i.e., sprawl) throughout our region.”
“The government’s big post-war push into homeownership was inevitably also a push to suburbanize.”
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