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1. civilize

verb. ['ˈsɪvəˌlaɪz'] raise from a barbaric to a civilized state.

Synonyms

  • civilise
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • ascending
  • high
  • up
  • elated

Etymology

  • civiliser (French)
  • -iser (French)

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Rhymes with Civilize

  • analyze
  • brutalize
  • butterfly's
  • cannibalize
  • capitalize
  • caramelize
  • catalyze
  • centralize
  • collateralize
  • commercialize
  • compartmentalize
  • creolize
  • criminalize
  • crystallize
  • generalize
  • globalize
  • hospitalize
  • hydrolyze
  • legalize
  • liberalize

How do you pronounce civilize?

Pronounce civilize as ˈsɪvəˌlaɪz.

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2. civilize

verb. ['ˈsɪvəˌlaɪz'] teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly
  • imperfect
  • lowland

Etymology

  • civiliser (French)
  • -iser (French)

Sentences with civilize


1. Verb, base form
Jackson argued that the legislation would provide land for white settlers and civilize the Native Americans while keeping them apart from white settlements.

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