verb (used with object), civ·i·lized, civ·i·liz·ing.
Origin of civilize
Synonyms for civilize
Examples from the Web for civilizer
Historical Examples of civilizer
As Governor of Cuba he was a vigorous colonizer and civilizer.
Wherever the Saxon has planted his foot, he has been a civilizer.Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly
David Bryant Fulton
He was essentially a civilizer, in the sense of a vigilance posse.
Israel would be not only a conqueror, but a colonist and a civilizer.Discipline
These were the gods of Egypt, mother of the arts, and civilizer of the earth!From Egypt to Japan
Henry M. Field
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.