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metropolitanize

[me-truh-pol-i-tn-ahyz] /ˌmɛ trəˈpɒl ɪ tnˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), metropolitanized, metropolitanizing.
1.
to make metropolitan.
Also, especially British, metropolitanise.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; metropolitan + -ize
Related forms
metropolitanization, noun
demetropolitanization, noun
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