genteelize

genteelize

(dʒɛnˈtiːˌlaɪz) or

genteelise

vb (tr)
to make genteel
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Precisely as we might expect, Hemingway feminizes and genteelizes Eliot, and through him the Humanists he represents, by constellating him with the Old Lady.
Further, in making selections from the vast mass of manuscript Twain piled up through his dictations, Paine genteelizes Twain; DeVoto radicalizes him; and Neider conventionalizes him.