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yup·pi·fy

 (yŭp′ə-fī′)
tr.v. yup·pi·fied, yup·pi·fy·ing, yup·pi·fies
To make (an urban area, for example) attractive to young affluent residents or consumers.

[yuppie + -fy.]

yup′pi·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

yuppify

(ˈjʌpɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Sociology) (tr) to make yuppie in nature
ˌyuppifiˈcation n

yuppify


Past participle: yuppified
Gerund: yuppifying

Imperative
yuppify
yuppify
Present
I yuppify
you yuppify
he/she/it yuppifies
we yuppify
you yuppify
they yuppify
Preterite
I yuppified
you yuppified
he/she/it yuppified
we yuppified
you yuppified
they yuppified
Present Continuous
I am yuppifying
you are yuppifying
he/she/it is yuppifying
we are yuppifying
you are yuppifying
they are yuppifying
Present Perfect
I have yuppified
you have yuppified
he/she/it has yuppified
we have yuppified
you have yuppified
they have yuppified
Past Continuous
I was yuppifying
you were yuppifying
he/she/it was yuppifying
we were yuppifying
you were yuppifying
they were yuppifying
Past Perfect
I had yuppified
you had yuppified
he/she/it had yuppified
we had yuppified
you had yuppified
they had yuppified
Future
I will yuppify
you will yuppify
he/she/it will yuppify
we will yuppify
you will yuppify
they will yuppify
Future Perfect
I will have yuppified
you will have yuppified
he/she/it will have yuppified
we will have yuppified
you will have yuppified
they will have yuppified
Future Continuous
I will be yuppifying
you will be yuppifying
he/she/it will be yuppifying
we will be yuppifying
you will be yuppifying
they will be yuppifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yuppifying
you have been yuppifying
he/she/it has been yuppifying
we have been yuppifying
you have been yuppifying
they have been yuppifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yuppifying
you will have been yuppifying
he/she/it will have been yuppifying
we will have been yuppifying
you will have been yuppifying
they will have been yuppifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yuppifying
you had been yuppifying
he/she/it had been yuppifying
we had been yuppifying
you had been yuppifying
they had been yuppifying
Conditional
I would yuppify
you would yuppify
he/she/it would yuppify
we would yuppify
you would yuppify
they would yuppify
Past Conditional
I would have yuppified
you would have yuppified
he/she/it would have yuppified
we would have yuppified
you would have yuppified
they would have yuppified
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And, of course, Pynchon here names the Seattle coffee brand that has brought the city's yuppifying capitalism all over the world.
Even then the rapidly yuppifying Londoners probably thought Neville, Oz and Dennis were only in Germany because the script said so.
Which brings us to the critical question which everyone seems to be studiously ignoring: even if it were realistic to assume that we could solve the problem of shrinking cities by yuppifying them, is it remotely desirable?