Definitions of civilise
  1. verb
    raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
    synonyms: civilize
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. verb
    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    synonyms: civilize, cultivate, educate, school, train
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    make less natural or innocent
    type of:
    down, fine-tune, polish, refine
    improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
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