gentrify gentrify  /ˈdʒɛn trɪ ˌfaɪ/


  • (v) renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations


  1. But the study also suggests that these residents weren't moving out of their neighborhoods at a disproportionately higher rate than from similar neighborhoods that didn't gentrify.
  2. This casino owner is on a mission to gentrify gambling.
  3. Steve Wynn is on a mission to gentrify gambling and make it just one more middle-class leisure pursuit.


  • Downtown Detroit rents go through roof

    Residential rent prices in the gentrifying neighborhoods of Detroit are steadily marching upward, climbing in some cases by $3,000 more per year for the same place, and landlords are pushing them higher at every opportunity.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Detroit News


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languish languish
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