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verb (civilizes, civilizing, civilized)
  1. Educate or enlighten a person or people to a perceived higher standard of behaviour
  2. 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
  3. Bring from a state of savagery to an educated or refined state
Etymology: From Latin civis


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