verb (civilizes, civilizing, civilized)
Etymology: From Latin civis
- Educate or enlighten a person or people to a perceived higher standard of behaviour
- Introduce or impose the standards of one civilization upon another civilization, group or person, arguably with the intent of achieving a perceived higher standard of behaviour
- Bring from a state of savagery to an educated or refined state
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for civilize for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of civilize