civilize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"civilize" in British English

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civilizeverb [T]

(UK usually civilise) uk   us   /ˈsɪv.ɪ.laɪz/
to ​educate a ​society so that ​itsculturebecomes more ​developed: The Romans set out to civilize the Ancient Britons. to ​improve someone's ​behaviour: I like to ​think I had a civilizing ​effect on my ​youngerbrothers.
(Definition of civilize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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civilizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈsɪv·əˌlɑɪz/
to ​educatepeople or a ​society to ​develop it ​further: Dedicated ​teachers labored under ​difficultconditions to civilize ​frontiersociety.
(Definition of civilize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “civilize”
in Korean 문명화하다…
in Arabic يَتحَضّر…
in Malaysian memperadabkan…
in French civiliser…
in Russian цивилизовать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 教化, 開化, 使文明…
in Italian civilizzare…
in Turkish medenileştirmek, uygarlaştırmak…
in Polish cywilizować…
in Spanish civilizar…
in Vietnamese khai hóa…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 教化, 开化, 使文明…
in Indonesian membudayakan, memajukan…
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