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Overview of verb civilise

The verb civilise has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise

(teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry")

2. civilize, civilise

(raise from a barbaric to a civilized state; "The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized")

Overview of adj civilised

The adj civilised has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. civilized, civilised

(having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world")

2. civilized, civilised, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite

(marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel old lady"; "polite society") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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