civilize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to increase from barbarism to an enlightened phase of development; enhance of a primitive or savage condition.
    • To educate in issues of culture and refinement; make much more polished or advanced.
    • to boost from barbarism to an enlightened stage of development; enhance of a primitive or savage condition.
    • to coach in matters of culture and sophistication; make much more polished or sophisticated.
    • To reclaim from a savage state; to instruct within the guidelines and customs of society; to educate; to refine.
    • To admit as appropriate to a civilized condition.
    • To reclaim from a savage state; to teach when you look at the rules and customs of civilization; to coach; to refine.
    • To acknowledge as ideal to a civilized state.
  • verb:
    • alternate spelling of civilise.
    • Alternative spelling of civilise.
    • show or refine becoming discriminative in taste or judgment
    • raise from a barbaric to a civilized condition
    • show or refine to-be discriminative in flavor or view
    • raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
  • others:
    • To reclaim from a savage or semi-barbarous state; introduce order and civic business among; refine and enlighten; raise in social and individual life.
    • to help make susceptible to a civil instead of a criminal process.
    • To reclaim from a savage or semi-barbarous condition; introduce order and civic organization among; refine and illuminate; elevate in social and specific life.
    • to put under civil, as opposed to armed forces, control; transfer from military to municipal control.
    • to create susceptible to a civil in the place of a criminal process.
    • To behave civilly or with propriety.
    • to position under municipal, rather than armed forces, control; transfer from army to civil control.
    • In addition civilise.
    • To act civilly or with propriety.
    • In addition civilise.

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