v. make more industrial or city-like
China continues to urbanize at a fast clip, with hundreds of thousands of new residents flooding into the cities each year.
Sentence in Classic:
He had a quiet toneless voice and urbane manners and on a finger of his plump clean hand he displayed at moments a signet ring.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
When they reached the house he helped her to get out of the carriage, and making an effort to master himself, took leave of her with his usual urbanity, and uttered that phrase that bound him to nothing; he said that tomorrow he would let her know his decision.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Finally he decided to extend his visits beyond the urban boundaries by going and calling upon landowners Manilov and Sobakevitch, seeing that he had promised on his honour to do so.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context