transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1828 urbanizecitification noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • citify — verb accustom to urban ways Immigration will citify the country? • Derivationally related forms: ↑city • Hypernyms: ↑adjust, ↑set, ↑correct • Verb Frames: Somebody …   Useful english dictionary

  • citify — citification, n. /sit i fuy /, v.t., citified, citifying. 1. to make into a city; urbanize. 2. to cause to conform to city habits, fashions, etc. [1860 65; CITY + FY] * * * …   Universalium

  • citify — verb a) To become more like or more in the character of a city. The metropolis grows like a tree in concentric circles, rim upon rim, the inner rings hardening or citifying and the outer bark expanding or urbanizing. b) To become more like a city …   Wiktionary

  • citify — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To imbue with city ways, manners, and customs: metropolitanize, urbanize. See URBAN …   English dictionary for students

  • citify — cit·i·fy || sɪtɪfaɪ v. accustom to city ways; urbanize …   English contemporary dictionary

  • citify — cit·i·fy …   English syllables

  • citify — cit•i•fy [[t]ˈsɪt ɪˌfaɪ[/t]] v. t. fied, fy•ing to cause to conform to city habits, fashions, etc • Etymology: 1860–65, amer. cit i•fi•ca′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • -fy — verb suffix Etymology: Middle English fien, from Anglo French fier, from Latin ficare, from ficus fic 1. make ; form into < dandify > 2. invest with the attributes of ; make similar to < citify > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • citification — noun see citify …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • citification — See citify. * * * …   Universalium

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