- to change from rural to urban in character; make like or characteristic of a city
- Rare to make urbane
transitive verbur·ban·ized, ur·ban·iz·ing, ur·ban·iz·es
To make urban in nature or character.
(third-person singular simple present urbanizes, present participle urbanizing, simple past and past participle urbanized)
- To make something more urban in character.
- To take up an urban way of life.