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Synonyms for civilizeˈsɪv əˌlaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise(verb)

    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    aim, groom, educate, naturalise, cultivate, civilize, school, develop, discipline, take aim, rail, work, domesticate, check, coach, condition, direct, train, trail, take, naturalize, tame, civilise, crop, prepare

  2. civilize, civilise(verb)

    raise from a barbaric to a civilized state

    school, civilize, educate, civilise, cultivate, train

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. civilize(v. a.)

    refine, cultivate, educate, polish, enlighten, improve, humanize, reclaim from barbarism


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