HyperDic: gentrify

English > 1 sense of the word gentrify:
VERBchangegentrifyrenovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations
gentrify > pronunciation
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > gentrify: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningrenovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations.
PatternSomebody ----s something
  • "gentrify a row of old houses"
  • "gentrify the old center of town"
Broaderrefurbish, renovate, freshen upmake brighter and prettier
Nounsgentrificationthe restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of low-income residents)

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