suburbanize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1893 to make suburban ; give a suburban character to • suburbanization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • suburbanize — 1893, from SUBURBAN (Cf. suburban) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Suburbanized; suburbanizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • suburbanize — [sə bʉr′bənīz΄] vt., vi. suburbanized, suburbanizing to make or become suburban suburbanization n …   English World dictionary

  • suburbanize — suburbanization, n. /seuh berr beuh nuyz /, v.t., suburbanized, suburbanizing. to give suburban characteristics to: to suburbanize a rural area. Also, esp. Brit., suburbanise. [1890 95; SUBURBAN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • suburbanize — suburb ► NOUN ▪ an outlying residential district of a city. DERIVATIVES suburban adjective suburbanite noun suburbanize (also suburbanise) verb. ORIGIN from Latin sub near to + urbs city …   English terms dictionary

  • suburbanize — verb 1. take on suburban character the city suburbanized • Syn: ↑suburbanise • Derivationally related forms: ↑suburban • Hypernyms: ↑change • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • suburbanize — verb To make suburban; to convert or adapt to a suburb. See Also: suburbanization …   Wiktionary

  • suburbanize — sub·ur·ban·ize …   English syllables

  • suburbanize — sub•ur•ban•ize [[t]səˈbɜr bəˌnaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing to give suburban characteristics to • Etymology: 1890–95 sub•ur ban•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • suburbanise — verb 1. take on suburban character the city suburbanized • Syn: ↑suburbanize • Derivationally related forms: ↑suburban (for: ↑suburbanize) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • suburbanization — 1926, noun of action from SUBURBANIZE (Cf. suburbanize) …   Etymology dictionary

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