civilized

[siv-uh-lahyzd]
adjective
1.
having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.
2.
polite; well-bred; refined.
3.
of or pertaining to civilized people: The civilized world must fight ignorance.
4.
easy to manage or control; well organized or ordered: The car is quiet and civilized, even in sharp turns.

Origin:
1605–15; civilize + -ed2

civilizedness [siv-uh-lahy-zid-nis, -lahyzd] , noun
half-civilized, adjective
hypercivilized, adjective
noncivilized, adjective
subcivilized, adjective
supercivilized, adjective
ultracivilized, adjective
well-civilized, adjective
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civilize

[siv-uh-lahyz] ,
verb (used with object), civilized, civilizing.
to bring out of a savage, uneducated, or rude state; make civil; elevate in social and private life; enlighten; refine: Rome civilized the barbarians.
Also, especially British, civilise.


Origin:
1595–1605; < French civiliser; see civil, -ize

civilizable, adjective
civilizatory [siv-uh-lahy-zuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
civilizer, noun
decivilize, verb (used with object), decivilized, decivilizing.
noncivilizable, adjective
overcivilize, verb, overcivilized, overcivilizing.
uncivilizable, adjective
uncivilize, verb (used with object), uncivilized, uncivilizing.


educate, teach, instruct, polish, sophisticate.
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civilize or civilise (ˈsɪvɪˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to bring out of savagery or barbarism into a state characteristic of civilization
2.  to refine, educate, or enlighten
 
civilise or civilise
 
vb
 
'civilizable or civilise
 
adj
 
'civilisable or civilise
 
adj
 
'civilizer or civilise
 
n
 
'civiliser or civilise
 
n

civilized or civilised (ˈsɪvɪˌlaɪzd)
 
adj
1.  having a high state of culture and social development
2.  cultured; polite: a civilized discussion
 
civilised or civilised
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

civilize
c.1600, from Fr. civiliser, lit. "to make citified," from O.Fr. civil, from L. civilis (see civil).
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Example sentences
Surveys show that people who suffer road rage and airplane anxiety yearn for
  more civilized ways to travel.
Spending money you do not have does not make this a civilized country it makes
  you broke.
But more than that, it has no place in civilized society.
See a photographic expedition into the wild heart of a civilized continent.
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