Gentrify meaning

jĕntrə-fī
To subject to gentrification.

Gentrify a row of Victorian houses.

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To undergo gentrification.

A neighborhood that is rapidly gentrifying.

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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.
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To raise to a higher status or condition; improve, uplift, etc.
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To renovate something, especially housing, to make it more appealing to the middle classes.
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Origin of gentrify

  • gentr(y) –fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition