Meaning of “civilize” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “civilize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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civilizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈsɪv·əˌlɑɪz/

to educate people or a society to develop it further:

Dedicated teachers labored under difficult conditions to civilize frontier society.

(Definition of “civilize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)