Definitions For Civilize


  • Raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
  • Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
  • To teach (a person or group of people) to behave in a way that you think is more polite and gentle
  • To make (something) more gentle, fair, reasonable, etc.
  • To cause (a group of people) to have a more highly organized and modern way of living

Is Civilize a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Civilize is worth 22 points in Scrabble and 25 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Civilize in a Sentence

  • Her parents hoped that boarding school might civilize her some.
  • A teacher who had a civilizing influence on the students
  • He is credited with civilizing the treatment of people with mental illnesses.

Synonyms for Civilize

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