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English definition of “gentrify”

gentrify

verb [T often passive]     /ˈdʒen.trɪ.faɪ/ disapproving
to change a place from being a poor area to a richer one, by people of a higher social class moving to live there: The area where I grew up has been all modernized and gentrified, and has lost all its old character.Class and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor gentrification     /ˌdʒen.trɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] the process by which an area is gentrifiedClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
(Definition of gentrify verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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