English verb: civilize
|1.||civilize (social) teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment|
|Samples||Cultivate your musical taste.|
Train your tastebuds.
She is well schooled in poetry.
|Synonyms||civilise, cultivate, educate, school, train|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||down, fine-tune, polish, refine|
|2.||civilize (change) raise from a barbaric to a civilized state|
|Samples||The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||alter, change, modify|