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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Civilize  \Civ"i*lize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Civilized};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Civilizing}.]  [Cf.  F.  civilizer,  fr.L.  civilis  civil. 
  See  {Civil}.] 
  1.  To  reclaim  from  a  savage  state;  to  instruct  in  the  rules 
  and  customs  of  civilization;  to  educate;  to  refine. 
 
  Yet  blest  that  fate  which  did  his  arms  dispose  Her 
  land  to  civilize,  as  to  subdue.  --Dryden 
 
  2.  To  admit  as  suitable  to  a  civilized  state.  [Obs.  or  R.] 
  ``Civilizing  adultery.''  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  polish;  refine;  humanize. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Civilized  \Civ"i*lized\,  a. 
  Reclaimed  from  savage  life  and  manners;  instructed  in  arts, 
  learning,  and  civil  manners;  refined;  cultivated. 
 
  Sale  of  conscience  and  duty  in  open  market  is  not 
  reconcilable  with  the  present  state  of  civilized 
  society.  --J.  Quincy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  civilized 
  adj  1:  having  a  high  state  of  culture  and  development  both  social 
  and  technological;  "terrorist  acts  that  shocked  the 
  civilized  world"  [ant:  {noncivilized}] 
  2:  marked  by  refinement  in  taste  and  manners;  "cultivated 
  speech";  "cultured  Bostonians";  "cultured  tastes";  "a 
  genteel  old  lady";  "polite  society"  [syn:  {cultivated},  {cultured}, 
  {genteel},  {polite}] 




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