- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||civilizes, civilizing, civilized
||to bring to an educated or refined condition; cause impulsive or destructive behavior to be voluntarily restrained.
They found a wild, mute child who had been living in a cave, and they attempted to civilize him.
- acculturate, humanize
- similar words:
- citify, cultivate, develop, educate, indoctrinate, sophisticate, tame
||culture, refine, smooth