Definitions for urbanizeˈɜr bəˌnaɪz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ur•ban•izeˈɜr bəˌnaɪz(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.
to make or cause to become urban, as a locality.
Origin of urbanize:
make more industrial or city-like
"The area was urbanized after many people moved in"
impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
"Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them"
To make something more urban in character.
To take up an urban way of life.
to render urban, or urbane; to refine; to polish