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Civilise vs. Civilize

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Civiliseverb

To educate or enlighten a person or people to a perceived higher standard of behaviour.

Civilizeverb

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 disposeHer land to civilize, as to subdue.’;

Civiliseverb

To introduce or impose the standards of one civilisation upon another civilization, group or person, arguably with the intent of achieving a perceived higher standard of behavior.

Civilizeverb

To admit as suitable to a civilized state.

Civiliseverb

To bring from a state of savagery to an educated or refined state.

Civilizeverb

train to be discriminative in taste or judgment;

‘Cultivate your musical taste’; ‘Train your tastebuds’; ‘She is well schooled in poetry’;

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Civiliseverb

train to be discriminative in taste or judgment;

‘Cultivate your musical taste’; ‘Train your tastebuds’; ‘She is well schooled in poetry’;

Civilizeverb

raise from a barbaric to a civilized state;

‘The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized’;

Civiliseverb

raise from a barbaric to a civilized state;

‘The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized’;

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