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  1. renovate and improve (a house or district) so that it conforms to middle-class taste.

Examples of gentrify in a sentence:

  •  I doubt that a couple well-to-do families will be enough to really gentrify that neighborhood.
  • The university, which has a huge endowment and owns scores of buildings, has been criticized by some longtime residents as a gentrifying force.