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civ·i·lize

 (sĭv′ə-līz′)
tr.v. civ·i·lized, civ·i·liz·ing, civ·i·liz·es
1. To raise from barbarism to an enlightened stage of development; bring out of a primitive or savage state.
2. To educate in matters of culture and refinement; make more polished or sophisticated.

civ′i·liz′a·ble adj.
civ′i·liz′er n.

civilizing

(ˈsɪvɪlaɪzɪŋ) or

civilising

adj
bringing a higher state of culture and social development
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That was a little idea of my own, and had several wholesome purposes in view toward the civilizing and uplifting of this nation.
It was a Sunday afternoon, and beautiful weather, and my uncle, the priest, took me as a reward for being a good boy and because of my own accord and without anybody asking me I had bankrupted my savings-box and given the money to a mission that was civilizing the Chinese and sweetening their lives and softening their hearts with the gentle teachings of our religion, and I wish you could have seen what we saw that day, Thorndike.
But, instead of proposals for conquering that magnanimous nation, I rather wish they were in a capacity, or disposition, to send a sufficient number of their inhabitants for civilizing Europe, by teaching us the first principles of honour, justice, truth, temperance, public spirit, fortitude, chastity, friendship, benevolence, and fidelity.
The work of ameliorating the conditions of life--the true civilizing process that makes life more and more secure--had gone steadily on to a climax.
Spada knew what these invitations meant; since Christianity, so eminently civilizing, had made progress in Rome, it was no longer a centurion who came from the tyrant with a message, `Caesar wills that you die.
Sometimes, it is true," answered Grandfather, "the magistrates and ministers would talk about civilizing and converting the red people.
We talk of civilizing the Indian, but that is not the name for his improvement.
You mean that I should draw up some sort of memorial on various ways of civilizing France?
As these three professions are bound to deal with these issues of human life, it seemed to me that they must be the most powerful civilizing agencies of our time.
And, as we were saying, the united influence of music and gymnastic will bring them into accord, nerving and sustaining the reason with noble words and lessons, and moderating and soothing and civilizing the wildness of passion by harmony and rhythm?
It spoke much of the rights and duties of civilization, of the sacredness of the civilizing work, and extolled the merits of those who went about bringing light, and faith and commerce to the dark places of the earth.
Civilizing the wilderness; culture and nature in pre-confederation Canada and Rupert's land.