civilise


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civilise


Past participle: civilised
Gerund: civilising

Imperative
civilise
civilise
Present
I civilise
you civilise
he/she/it civilises
we civilise
you civilise
they civilise
Preterite
I civilised
you civilised
he/she/it civilised
we civilised
you civilised
they civilised
Present Continuous
I am civilising
you are civilising
he/she/it is civilising
we are civilising
you are civilising
they are civilising
Present Perfect
I have civilised
you have civilised
he/she/it has civilised
we have civilised
you have civilised
they have civilised
Past Continuous
I was civilising
you were civilising
he/she/it was civilising
we were civilising
you were civilising
they were civilising
Past Perfect
I had civilised
you had civilised
he/she/it had civilised
we had civilised
you had civilised
they had civilised
Future
I will civilise
you will civilise
he/she/it will civilise
we will civilise
you will civilise
they will civilise
Future Perfect
I will have civilised
you will have civilised
he/she/it will have civilised
we will have civilised
you will have civilised
they will have civilised
Future Continuous
I will be civilising
you will be civilising
he/she/it will be civilising
we will be civilising
you will be civilising
they will be civilising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been civilising
you have been civilising
he/she/it has been civilising
we have been civilising
you have been civilising
they have been civilising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been civilising
you will have been civilising
he/she/it will have been civilising
we will have been civilising
you will have been civilising
they will have been civilising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been civilising
you had been civilising
he/she/it had been civilising
we had been civilising
you had been civilising
they had been civilising
Conditional
I would civilise
you would civilise
he/she/it would civilise
we would civilise
you would civilise
they would civilise
Past Conditional
I would have civilised
you would have civilised
he/she/it would have civilised
we would have civilised
you would have civilised
they would have civilised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.civilise - teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
fine-tune, refine, polish, down - improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
sophisticate - make less natural or innocent; "Their manners had sophisticated the young girls"
2.civilise - raise from a barbaric to a civilized state; "The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Translations
يُمدِّن، يُحضِّـر
siîa, mennta, siîmennta
civilizēt

civilize,

civilise

(ˈsivilaiz) verb
to change the ways of (a primitive people) to those found in a more advanced type of society. The Romans tried to civilize the ancient Britons.
ˌciviliˈzation, ˌciviliˈsation noun
1. the act of civilizing, or process or state of being civilized.
2. a civilized people and their way of life. the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Greece.
References in classic literature ?
However, this confirmed my first opinion, that a people who could so far civilise brute animals, must needs excel in wisdom all the nations of the world.
They gave me an account how many ways they strove to civilise the savages they were with, and to teach them rational customs in the ordinary way of living, but in vain; and how they retorted upon them as unjust that they who came there for assistance and support should attempt to set up for instructors to those that gave them food; intimating, it seems, that none should set up for the instructors of others but those who could live without them.
People of Eckington - civilise yourselves, at least try to be Christian and help these people to live decently; or find them a suitable location where they might live a dignified life.