Meaning of metropolitanize in English:

metropolitanize

verb

(also metropolitanise)
  • (Usually in passive). To make metropolitan in character; to give (a person) the manners, outlook, etc., of a city dweller; to urbanize (a place).

Pronunciation

metropolitanize

/ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtənʌɪz/ /ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtnʌɪz/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Philadelphia Press. From metropolitan + -ize.