Definition and Meanings for civilize
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Part of Speech of civilize
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of civilize
Meaning of civilize
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to reclaim from a savage state; to instruct in the rules and customs of civilization; to educate; to refine.
- to admit as suitable to a civilized state.