Word of the Day: gentrify

gen·tri·fy verb \ˈjen-trə-ˌfī\

: to change (a place, such as an old neighborhood) by improving it and making it more appealing to people who have money


Full Definition of GENTRIFY

transitive verb
: to attempt or accomplish the gentrification of
intransitive verb
: to become gentrified
Examples of GENTRIFY
  1. As the neighborhood became gentrified, the people who had lived there for many years could no longer afford it.

First Known Use of GENTRIFY


Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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