gentrify


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gen·tri·fy

 (jĕn′trə-fī′)
v. gen·tri·fied, gen·tri·fy·ing, gen·tri·fies
v.tr.
To subject to gentrification: gentrify a row of Victorian houses.
v.intr.
To undergo gentrification: a neighborhood that is rapidly gentrifying.


gen′tri·fi′er n.

gentrify

(ˈdʒɛntrɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
to make (an area) a more expensive place to live through wealthy people moving into the area and buying the houses where people with less money used to live
ˈgentriˌfied adj
ˈgentriˌfier n

gen•tri•fy

(ˈdʒɛn trəˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to subject (a run-down neighborhood) to gentrification.
[1970–75]

gentrify


Past participle: gentrified
Gerund: gentrifying

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I gentrified
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Present Continuous
I am gentrifying
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Present Perfect
I have gentrified
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Past Continuous
I was gentrifying
you were gentrifying
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Past Perfect
I had gentrified
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Future
I will gentrify
you will gentrify
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Future Perfect
I will have gentrified
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Future Continuous
I will be gentrifying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gentrifying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gentrifying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gentrifying
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Conditional
I would gentrify
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Past Conditional
I would have gentrified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gentrify - renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations; "gentrify a row of old houses"; "gentrify the old center of town"
freshen up, refurbish, renovate - make brighter and prettier; "we refurbished the guest wing"; "My wife wants us to renovate"
Translations

gentrify

[ˈdʒentrɪfaɪ] VTaburguesar

gentrify

vt areaaufwerten (durch Renovierungsarbeiten, Zuzug von sozial Bessergestellten etc)
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