Definitions for civilize

Definitions for (verb) civilize

Main entry: civilise, civilize

Definition: raise from a barbaric to a civilized state

Usage: The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized

Main entry: civilise, civilize, train, school, educate, cultivate

Definition: teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

Usage: Cultivate your musical taste; Train your tastebuds; She is well schooled in poetry

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