WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
gen•tri•fy /ˈdʒɛntrəˌfaɪ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -fied, -fy•ing. 
  1. Business, Sociologyto cause (a neighborhood) to undergo gentrification.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
gen•tri•fy  ( jentrə fī′),USA pronunciation v.,  -fied, -fy•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. Business, Sociologyto improve (a neighborhood) by gentrification.

v.i. 
  1. Business, Sociologyto undergo gentrification:Some neighborhoods gentrify more easily than others.
[1970–75;
gentry + -fy]
gentri•fi′er, n. 

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