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  • 1 Gentrification — and urban gentrification refer to the changes that result when wealthier people ( gentry ) acquire or rent property in low income and working class communities.[1] Urban gentrification is associated with movement. Consequent to gentrification,… …

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  • 2 gentrify — gen‧tri‧fy [ˈdʒentrfaɪ] verb gentrified PTandPP [transitive] be gentrified PROPERTY if an area of a city where poor people live is gentrified, people with more money go to live there, and the buildings are improved and become more expensive as a …

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  • 3 gentrification — by 1977, from GENTRIFY (Cf. gentrify) on model of qualification, etc …

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  • 4 gentrification — gentrify gen‧tri‧fy [ˈdʒentrfaɪ] verb gentrified PTandPP [transitive] be gentrified PROPERTY if an area of a city where poor people live is gentrified, people with more money go to live there, and the buildings are improved and become more… …

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  • 5 gentrify — ► VERB (gentrifies, gentrified) ▪ renovate and improve (a house or district) so that it conforms to middle class taste. DERIVATIVES gentrification noun gentrifier noun …

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  • 6 gentrify — [jen′tri fī΄] vt. gentrified, gentrifying [< GENTRY + FY] 1. to convert (a deteriorated or aging area in a city) into a more affluent middle class neighborhood, as by remodeling dwellings, resulting in increased property values and in… …

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  • 7 gentrification — gentrify ► VERB (gentrifies, gentrified) ▪ renovate and improve (a house or district) so that it conforms to middle class taste. DERIVATIVES gentrification noun gentrifier noun …

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  • 8 gentrify — gentrifier, n. /jen treuh fuy /, v., gentrified, gentrifying. v.t. 1. to improve (a neighborhood) by gentrification. v.i. 2. to undergo gentrification: Some neighborhoods gentrify more easily than others. [1970 75; GENTRY + FY] * * * …

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  • 9 gentrification — UK [ˌdʒentrɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [uncountable] the process by which an area of a city where poor people live becomes an area where middle class people live, as they buy the houses and repair them Derived word: gentrify UK [ˈdʒentrɪfaɪ] / US… …

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  • 10 gentrify — verb renovate so as to make it conform to middle class aspirations gentrify a row of old houses gentrify the old center of town • Derivationally related forms: ↑gentrification • Hypernyms: ↑refurbish, ↑renovate, ↑freshen up …

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  • 11 gentrify — [[t]ʤe̱ntrɪfaɪ[/t]] gentrifies, gentrifying, gentrified VERB: usu passive When a street or area is gentrified, it becomes a more expensive place to live because wealthy people move into the area and buy the houses where people with less money… …

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  • 12 gentrify — verb ( fied; fying) Date: 1972 transitive verb to attempt or accomplish the gentrification of intransitive verb to become gentrified • gentrifier noun …

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  • 13 gentrify — verb to renovate something, especially housing, to make it more appealing to the middle classes See Also: gentrification …

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  • 14 gentrification — gen|tri|fi|ca|tion [ˌdʒentrıfıˈkeıʃən] n [U] a gradual process in which an area in bad condition where poor people live is changed by people with more money coming to live there and improving it >gentrify [ˈdʒentrıfaı] v [T usually passive] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 gentrify — verb (gentrifies, gentrifying, gentrified) renovate and improve (a house or district) so that it conforms to middle class taste. Derivatives gentrification noun gentrifier noun …

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  • 16 gentrification — noun (U) the process by which a street that poor people used to live in is changed when people with more money go to live there gentrify verb (transitive usually passive) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 gentrify — See: gentrification …

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  • 18 gentrification — [ˌdʒentrɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [U] the process by which an area where poor people lived becomes an area where middle class people live, as they buy the houses and repair them gentrify [ˈdʒentrɪˌfaɪ] verb [T] …

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  • 19 gentrify — gen•tri•fy [[t]ˈdʒɛn trəˌfaɪ[/t]] v. t. fied, fy•ing cvb bus soc to subject (a run down neighborhood) to gentrification • Etymology: 1970–75 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 gentrify — /ˈdʒɛntrəfaɪ/ (say jentruhfuy) verb (t) (gentrified, gentrifying) to subject to the process of gentrification. {gentr(y) + i 2 + fy} –gentrified, adjective –gentrifier, noun …

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