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Civilize

Civ´i`lize
v. t.1.To reclaim from a savage state; to instruct in the rules and customs of civilization; to educate; to refine.
[imp. & p. p. Civilized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Civilizing.]
2.To admit as suitable to a civilized state.
Verb1.civilize - train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
2.civilize - raise from a barbaric to a civilized state; "The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"
Synonyms: civilise
acculturate, advance, ameliorate, amend, anthropomorphize, better, boost, bring forward, broaden, broaden the mind, catechize, demonstrate, direct, domesticate, edify, educate, elevate, emend, enhance, enlighten, enrich, fatten, favor, forward, foster, give instruction, give lessons in, go straight, ground, guide, humanize, illumine, improve, improve upon, inform, lard, lift, make an improvement, make human, meliorate, mend, nurture, open the eyes, promote, raise, reeducate, refine upon, reform, school, set right, sharpen the wits, show, show how, socialize, straighten out, teach, teach a lesson, teach the rudiments, transfigure, transform, upgrade, uplift
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