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civilize

 
Verb civilize has 2 senses
  1. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise - train to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
    --1 is one way to polish, refine, fine-tune, down
    Derived form: noun civilization4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. civilize, civilise - raise from a barbaric to a civilized state; "The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"
    --2 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun civilization1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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