from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make urban in nature or character.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render urbane.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To render urban, or urbane; to refine; to polish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make something more urban in character.
  • verb To take up an urban way of life.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make more industrial or city-like
  • verb impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon


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