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civilize

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civilizeverb
also Britishcivilise/ˈsɪvəˌlaɪz/
civilizescivilizedcivilizing
civilize
verb
also British civilise /ˈsɪvəˌlaɪz/
civilizescivilizedcivilizing
Learner's definition of CIVILIZE  
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: to teach (a person or group of people) to behave in a way that you think is more polite and gentle
: to make (something) more gentle, fair, reasonable, etc.
: to cause (a group of people) to have a more highly organized and modern way of living
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