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Synonyms for civilize

verb make cultured; develop
  • acquaint
  • enlighten
  • ennoble
  • humanize
  • idealize
  • refine
  • sophisticate
  • tame
  • acculturate
  • advance
  • better
  • cultivate
  • edify
  • educate
  • elevate
  • enrich
  • foster
  • improve
  • indoctrinate
  • inform
  • instruct
  • polish
  • promote
  • reclaim
  • spiritualize
  • uplift
  • ethicize
  • help forward

Antonyms for civilize

  • mislead
  • condemn
  • decrease
  • demote
  • hurt
  • ignore
  • learn
  • neglect
  • worsen
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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