|urbanize or urbanise (ˈɜːbəˌnaɪz)|
|a. to make (esp a predominantly rural area or country) more industrialized and urban|
|b. to cause the migration of an increasing proportion of (rural dwellers) into cities|
|urbanise or urbanise|
|urbani'zation or urbanise|
|urbani'sation or urbanise|
The process by which cities grow or by which societies become more urban.