from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To subject to gentrification: gentrify a row of Victorian houses.
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- v. to renovate something, especially housing, to make it more appealing to the middle classes
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- v. renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations
gentr(y) + -fy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)