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civilize

verb [T]  us   /ˈsɪv·əˌlɑɪz/
to educate people or a society to develop it further: Dedicated teachers labored under difficult conditions to civilize frontier society.
Translations of “civilize”
in Arabic يَتحَضّر…
in Korean 문명화하다…
in Malaysian memperadabkan…
in French civiliser…
in Turkish medenileştirmek, uygarlaştırmak…
in Italian civilizzare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 教化, 開化, 使文明…
in Russian цивилизовать…
in Polish cywilizować…
in Vietnamese khai hóa…
in Spanish civilizar…
in Portuguese civilizar…
in Thai ทำให้มีความศิวิไลซ์…
in German zivilisieren…
in Catalan civilitzar…
in Japanese 啓蒙(けいもう)する, 文明化する…
in Indonesian membudayakan, memajukan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 教化, 开化, 使文明…
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