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civilize

verb [T] ( also UK -ise)
 
 
/ˈsɪvəlaɪz/
to educate a society so that it becomes more advanced and organizedTeaching in generalSociety - general words
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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