To subject to gentrification.
Gentrify a row of Victorian houses.
To undergo gentrification.
A neighborhood that is rapidly gentrifying.
To convert (a deteriorated or aging area in a city) into a more affluent middle-class neighborhood, as by remodeling dwellings, resulting in increased property values and in displacement of the poor.
To raise to a higher status or condition; improve, uplift, etc.
Origin of gentrify
- gentr(y) –fy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition