Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb suburbanize

2 senses of suburbanize

Sense 1
suburbanize, suburbanise -- (take on suburban character; "the city suburbanized")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 2
suburbanize, suburbanise -- (make suburban in character; "highly suburbanized cities")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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