HyperDic: civilise

English > 2 senses of the word civilise:
VERBsocialcivilise, educate, school, train, cultivate, civilizeteach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
changecivilise, civilizeraise from a barbaric to a civilized state
English > civilise: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningTeach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymseducate, school, train, cultivate, civilize
Narrowersophisticatemake less natural or innocent
Broaderpolish, refine, fine-tune, downimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing
Spanishcivilizar, cultivar, educar
Catalancivilitzar, educar
Nounscivilisationthe quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
English > civilise: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningRaise from a barbaric to a civilized state.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymcivilize
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcivilizar, desenvolupar, modernizar
Catalancivilitzar, desenvolupar, modernitzar
Nounscivilisationthe social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization

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