metropolitanize

metropolitanization, n.
/me'treuh pol"i tn uyz'/, v.t., metropolitanized, metropolitanizing.
to make metropolitan.
Also, esp. Brit., metropolitanise.
[1850-55; METROPOLITAN + -IZE]

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