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  Definition of civilize
  1. raise from a barbaric to a civilized state; "The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"
  2. train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
Similar Words: civilise, educate, school, train, cultivate

 

Hyponyms: sophisticate

 

Derivational Morphology: civilization, civilisation, refinement, polish, culture, cultivation, finish, education, training, breeding

 

 
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