Synonyms for civilizing

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But this is by no means, in its civilizing effect, a railroad.

These are the workers in this most important branch of the civilizing process.

In the highest meaning of the term, it was a civilizing power.

He was interested in civilizing and christianizing the Indians.

This is going to exert powerful effects of a civilizing kind.

She had to carry on the double work of civilizing and educating.

In West Africa it has deepened the degradation of the negro instead of civilizing him.

Some would ask, How shall we go about colonizing and civilizing Africa?

Only the defenseless tempt the avidity of the civilizing nations.

When all is said and done there have been three civilizing, constructive processes in Mexico.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "to bring out of barbarism," from French civiliser, verb from Old French civil (adj.), from Latin civilis "relating to a citizen, relating to public life, befitting a citizen; popular, affable, courteous" (see civil). Meaning "become civilized" is from 1868. Related: Civilized; civilizing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CIVILIZING

cultural

adjectiveeducational, enlightening
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