Definition of 'civilize'
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`Even if there are two or three working to civilize one, it works out. A PLAGUE OF ANGELS (1990)If a person grows up without controls, it's very hard to civilize him. A PLAGUE OF ANGELS (1990)Before Tim even got him to school, he was going to have to civilize him. YELLOW BIRD (1990)
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Used Occasionally. civilize is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'civilize'
British English: civilize VERB
To civilize a person or society means to educate them and improve their way of life.
...a comedy about a man who tries to civilize a woman–but she ends up civilizing him.
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