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synonyms for civilizing

  • edifying
  • enlightening
  • refining
  • educational
  • intellectual
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And that is the reason why Charlemagne befriended the Church and elevated it, because its influence was civilizing.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
This is one of the services the mind must render for us; it is the process of civilizing us.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
Such was M. Grossi, whom Madam de Warrens undertook and succeeded in civilizing.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
This case illustrates the difficulties to be met in civilizing these people.
THE HEAD HUNTERS OF NORTHERN LUZON FROM IFUGAO TO KALINGACORNELIS DE WITT WILLCOX
It is the Government that needs civilizing far more than the people.
THE LIFE OF GORDON, VOLUME IDEMETRIUS CHARLES BOULGER
The boisterous, vehement harbor-master was able to continue his civilizing crusade without fear of any more ambuscades.
THE FOURTH ESTATE, VOL.1ARMANDO PALACIO VALDS
The whole continent is parcelled out among different nations, who have assumed the task of civilizing their respective spheres.
ORIGIN OF THE ANGLO-BOER WAR REVEALED (2ND ED.)C. H. THOMAS
A set of Landor's collected works will go further towards civilizing a man than any university education now on the market.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
He threw Christianity overboard bodily and with little appreciation of its historic effect as a civilizing agency.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 1VARIOUS
Besides its commercial and strategical importance, as a mere civilizing influence it might become incalculable.
EMPIRES AND EMPERORS OF RUSSIA, CHINA, KOREA, AND JAPANPTER VAY
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WORDS RELATED TO CIVILIZING

  • adorning
  • advancing
  • artistic
  • beautifying
  • beneficial
  • broadening
  • civilizing
  • constructive
  • corrective
  • developmental
  • dignifying
  • disciplining
  • edifying
  • educative
  • elevating
  • enriching
  • expanding
  • helpful
  • humane
  • humanizing
  • influential
  • inspirational
  • instructive
  • learned
  • liberal
  • liberalizing
  • nurturing
  • ornamenting
  • polishing
  • promoting
  • raising
  • refined
  • refining
  • regenerative
  • socializing
  • stimulating
  • uplifting
  • widening
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.