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English verb: civilise

1. civilise (social) teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment


SamplesCultivate your musical taste.
Train your tastebuds.
She is well schooled in poetry.


Synonymscivilize, cultivate, educate, school, train


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)down, fine-tune, polish, refine


Narrower (hyponym)sophisticate

2. civilise (change) raise from a barbaric to a civilized state


SamplesThe wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized.


Synonymscivilize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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