civilize

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Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈsɪvɪlaɪz/
  • Hyphenation: civ‧il‧ize

Verb[change]

Plain form
civilize

Third-person singular
civilizes

Past tense
civilized

Past participle
civilized

Present participle
civilizing

  1. (transitive) When you civilize someone, you educate that person on how to have a higher standard of behavior.
    Our teacher civilized us today, stressing the importance of respecting others.

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