How Do You Spell CIVILIZE?

Correct spelling for the English word "civilize" is [s_ˈɪ_v_əl_ˌaɪ_z], [sˈɪvə͡lˌa͡ɪz], [sˈɪvə‍lˌa‍ɪz]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of CIVILIZE

  1. train to be discriminative; as of taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"

Common Misspellings for CIVILIZE

Below is the list of 251 misspellings for the word "civilize".

Usage Examples for CIVILIZE

  1. For when the fictitious creature has performed that service of helping to civilize the world, it becomes the most dangerous of delusions, causing first the individual to despise the mass, and then to join the mass in crushing the individual. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
  2. It is to civilize the Selenites, unless they are more civilized already than we are ourselves! - "All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
  3. To civilize them, and even to prevent their extinction, it seems to be indispensable that their independence as communities should cease, and that the control of the United States over them should be complete and undisputed. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present" by Various