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Synonyms for civilize
ˈsɪv 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

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

    Synonyms:
    aim, groom, educate, naturalise, cultivate, 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

    "The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"

    Synonyms:
    school, educate, civilise, cultivate, train

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. civilize(v. a.)

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

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How to use civilize in a sentence?

  1. F Scott:

    Either you think--or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

  2. F. Scott Fitzgerald:

    Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

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