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Definition of the verb civilize
What does civilize mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: civilized | civilizing | civilizes
- teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- alternative spelling: civilise
- synonyms of civilize: cultivate / educate / school / train
- more generic words: down / fine-tune / polish / refine = improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
- more specific word: sophisticate = make less natural or innocent
- raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
"CIVILIZE" is a cataloged instance, composition.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for civilize
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The Rise and Fall of Meter (2012)
Poetry and English National Culture, 1860-1930 by Meredith Martin
The power of this metrical intimacy to civilize is a crucial benefit, for Arnold, the discipline of meter 117.
40 Crowns of Shame (2010)
by H. Redd
We are born in and out corruption, our moral system was created by corruption and manipulated by man, we were born with only instinct here comes man concepts civilize is the 124 H. Redd.
Methods of Teaching English (2006)
by Muhammad Ali Alkhuli
For example, in the word civilization, civil is the root, ize and tion are suffixes, but civilize is the stem or base. Each morpheme in the word is either bound or free. A bound morpheme, which may be a root or an affix, cannot stand alone as an ...
by Stephen J. Farenga, Immanuel Ness
®civilize ̄. meant imposing European culture, including the Christian religion, on the conquered populations. The adventurers acted as the official or unofficial agents of European governments, mainly of Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, ...
by Andrew Wiget
Spanishpolicy was basicallyoneattemptingto“civilize” theIndianaccordingtoSpanish ideas and then to bring him under Spanish political control.
Giving the Phonetic and Shorthand Equivalents of the Primitive Words and the Various Classes of Derivative Words of the English Language. Also, Several Vocabularies of Technical Terms
aimnt Elemental eimnt Elementary eimnt Supplement Sttplmnt Supplemental sziplmnt Suppl ementary swplmnt Realize relis Realized rilisd Realizes relis Realizing reVis Realization rel-z CIVILIZE SANCTIFIED Civilize si'vlis Civilized Si 'vlis ...
by Robert B. Costello
civilize To bring out of a primitive or ignorant condition; educate in the arts, science, government, and agriculture. civMize (siv'a llz') verb, civilized, civilizing. civil rights The rights of every citizen of a country, including the right to vote and the ...
by Michel Delon
Herewewilllimit ourselvesto tracing the term's evolution in French, linking the verbs civiliser (to civilize) and se civiliser (to become civilized) to “equivalent” terms (allowing for the necessarilycritical view of this notion of equivalence) prior to ...
World Terrorism: An Encyclopedia of Political Violence from Ancient Times to the Post-9/11 Era (2015)
An Encyclopedia of Political Violence from Ancient Times to the Post-9/11 Era by James Ciment
®civilize ̄. the natives with a declaration that all local people in overseas provinces were equal to Europeans as Portuguese citizens. But insurgency still spread to Portuguese Guinea in 1963 and to Mozambique in 1964.
An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change by James Ciment, John Radzilowski
®civilize ̄. immigrants, just not all at once. J.M. McKim, editor of The Nation, expressed the sentiment more colorfully: ®The. gastric solvents of a democratic body are powerful, but they should not be presumed to be miraculous. ̄ Another side ...
by Ellis Cashmore
®civilize ̄. theOther via subjugation. Thisis articulatedin literature, whichisa representation of aworldat theboundaries ofcivilization. Given its theoretical thrust ,the roleof individual properties, such as consciousness, motive or purpose, ...
by Martha Crenshaw, John Pimlott
®civilize ̄. the natives with a declaration that all local people in overseas provinces were equal to Europeans as Portuguese citizens. But insurgency still spread to Portuguese Guinea in 1963 and to Mozambique in 1964. GUINEA ...
by Joyce Appleby, Eileen Chang, Neva Goodwin
® civilize ̄. the country«s original inhabitants, while Native Americans both ...
We send the graces and the muses forth, To civilize and to instruct the North. Waller.
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Scrabble value of C3I1V4I1L1I1Z10E1
The value of this 8-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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