Civilize - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
Her parents hoped that boarding school might civilize her some.
a teacher who had a civilizing influence on the students
He is credited with civilizing the treatment of people with mental illnesses.
efforts to civilize the health-care system
They believed it was their duty to civilize the native people.
Andrea was a great civilizing influence on her husband.
Ellis was credited with civilizing the Texas prison system.
The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized
present participle: civilizing
past tense: civilized
past participle: civilized