Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: civilize
IPA transcription: [s'ɪvəl,aɪz]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: civilize, civilise
    Meaning: raise from a barbaric to a civilized state; "The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"
  • Synonyms: educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise
    Meaning: teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
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