Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
civilize /'sivilaiz/ (civilise) /'sivilaiz/
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm cho văn minh, truyền bá văn minh, khai hoá, giáo hoá
    • to civilize away
      • bài trừ (hủ tục...)
Concise Dictionary
+train to be discriminative in taste or judgment
+raise from a barbaric to a civilized state

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 enlighten, refine, polish, edify, educate, acculturate:
Civilized people do not behave in such a boorish way.
2 tame, domesticate; broaden, elevate, acculturate:
The claim that they civilized the Aborigines means only that they forced them to conform to the White man's notion of civilization.
Advanced English Dictionary
(BrE also civilise) + verb
[VN] to educate and improve a person or a society; to make sb's behaviour or manners better: The girls in a class tend to have a civilizing influence on the boys.

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