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civilize


verb
1. teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
- Cultivate your musical taste
- Train your tastebuds
- She is well schooled in poetry
Syn:
educate, school, train, cultivate, civilise
Derivationally related forms:
civilisation (for: civilise), civilization, cultivation (for: cultivate), education (for: educate)
Hypernyms:
polish, refine, fine-tune, down
Hyponyms:
sophisticate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
2. raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
- The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized
Syn:
civilise
Derivationally related forms:
civilisation (for: civilise), civilization
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody

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