verb (used with object), civ·i·lized, civ·i·liz·ing.
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Dos conservative is in denial of the evidence by comparison with other civilised, developed countries.
I doubt whether General Pétain realises the respect in which he is held in all the civilised countries of the world.The White Road to Verdun|Kathleen Burke
Upon the Roman Law has been built the law of the greater part of the civilised world.The Unexpurgated Case Against Women Suffrage|Almroth E. Wright
Man is civilised and trained by his surroundings, his ancestry, his nationality, and must be adapted to them.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton