What does civilise mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise(verb)

    teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

    "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

  2. civilize, civilise(verb)

    raise from a barbaric to a civilized state

    "The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"

Wiktionary

  1. civilise(Verb)

    To educate or enlighten a person or people to a perceived higher standard of behaviour.

  2. civilise(Verb)

    To introduce or impose the standards of one civilisation upon another civilization, group or person, arguably with the intent of achieving a perceived higher standard of behavior.

  3. civilise(Verb)

    To bring from a state of savagery to an educated or refined state.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Civilise

    siv′il-īz, v.t. to reclaim from barbarism: to instruct in arts and refinements.—adj. Civ′ilisable.—n. Civilisā′tion, state of being civilised—p.adj. Civ′ilised.—n. Civ′iliser.

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How to say civilise in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of civilise in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of civilise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of civilise in a Sentence

  1. Ahmed Moosa:

    If the Bible is inspired, then it should be a book that no man - no number of men - could produce. It should contain the perfection of philosophy. It should perfectly accord with every fact in nature. There should be no mistakes in astronomy, geology, or as to any subject or science. Its morality should be the highest, the purest. Its laws and regulations for the control of conduct should be just, wise, perfect, and perfectly adapted to the accomplishment of the ends desired. It should contain nothing calculated to make man cruel, revengeful, vindictive or infamous. It should be filled with intelligence, justice, purity, honesty, mercy, and the spirit of liberty. It should be opposed to strife and war, to slavery and lust, to ignorance, credulity, and superstition. It should develop the brain and civilise the heart. It should satisfy the heart and brain of the best and wisest. It should be true”. “Does the Bible satisfy this standard?” Robert G. Ingersoll, renowned Bible Scholar, in his book, “Lectures and Essays”.

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