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1. civilise

verb. teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment.

Synonyms

  • sophisticate
  • civilize
  • polish
  • fine-tune
  • refine
  • school
  • train
  • educate
  • cultivate

Antonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly
  • imperfect
  • lowland

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • civil (English)
  • civilis (Latin)

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2. civilise

verb. raise from a barbaric to a civilized state.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • change
  • civilize

Antonyms

  • ascending
  • high
  • up
  • elated

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • civil (English)
  • civilis (Latin)
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