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Verb gentrify has 1 sense
  1. gentrify - renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations; "gentrify a row of old houses"; "gentrify the old center of town"
    --1 is one way to
    refurbish, renovate, freshen up
    Derived form: noun gentrification1
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Term: Gentrify


To gentrify is to renovate or improve a neighborhood or area, typically by attracting wealthier residents and raising property values. It often involves the displacement of lower-income residents due to increasing rent or property prices.

Parts of Speech:

  • Verb

Senses and Usages:

  1. Sense - To renovate a neighborhood or area:

    Gentrify can refer to the process of renovating and improving a neighborhood, usually leading to increased property values and attracting wealthier residents.

    Example Sentence:

    The city's downtown area underwent extensive gentrification, with old buildings being transformed into trendy cafes and upscale apartments.

  2. Sense - Displacement of lower-income residents:

    Gentrification often causes the displacement of lower-income residents who can no longer afford to live in the area due to rising rent or property prices.

    Example Sentence:

    The gentrification of the neighborhood resulted in the eviction of many long-time residents as property values skyrocketed.

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