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Synonyms for civilize

to fit for companionship with others, especially in attitude or manners

Synonyms for civilize

teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

raise from a barbaric to a civilized state


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citing Martti Koskenniemi, The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960 (2002)).
They examine the road home, the West as civilizer, the end of the West, anglophone literature's regional reconceptualization, coming face to face with the author, contradictions in human agency, new narrative films, and finally, moving towards a world revolution in communication, spurred by advances in technology.
Tea is the great equalizer, the great civilizer, and whenever I have a cup in my home these days I am transported back to the Sahara, sitting with the Blue Men, under the stars.
Finally, the schism between civilizer and uncivilized reflected in international law's history--from its inception during the conquest of the Americas through to the Mandate System (98) and beyond--is discernible within the demarcations of race and ethnicity underlying citizenship generally and security certificates particularly.
Just as he must restrain himself from the erotic pursuit of Metis herself, and later Thetis, for the sake of security of power, so his seduction and deception of Alcmene is represented as a plan to produce Heracles, the great civilizer and guardian of the cosmos, rather than an end in itself.
He lays bare the weaknesses in African culture inviting the civilizer and this is grounded in the father-son-grandson trajectory he narrates.
Regret toward the past and its tragedy, which Aeneas must overcome in order to become the model of an empire builder, the civilizer of the world, is not simply cast off like an old garment.
Before World War II, both the US government and the US media saw UFCO's operations in Central America as strategic in terms of assuring US presence in the region and as civilizer of backward peoples.
225-51; and Martti Koskenniemi, The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp.
Spanish colonialism in its sole sub-Saharan colony, Equatorial Guinea, is all but forgotten, probably because in its heyday General Francisco Franco precluded the conceptualization of the relationship between both countries as colonial: "Espana no es ni ha sido nunca colonialista, sino civilizadora y creadora de pueblos, que es cosa bien distinta" ('Spain is not and has never been colonialist, but a civilizer of peoples, which is a very different thing') (qtd.
A recent French dictionary defines the term civilizer as "faire sortir l'humanite de l'etat sauvage et primitive," meaning "taking humanity out of the state of savagery and primitiveness.
Evidently students and professors alike failed to recognize that the Church was mankind's "best civilizer," and that one could not destroy the teachings of the "child born in Bethlehem.
5) Traditionally, scholars have often examined the spread of Argentine nationalism as the product of governmental projects designed to eliminate perceived working-class vices, regionalism, and social unrest by cultivating a stronger sense of national identity; this national identity was rooted in a reformed, rehabilitated, and romanticized image of the formerly unrefined gaucho (Argentine cowboy), who then became the new hero and civilizer of the Argentine pampas.
Wayne Rebhorn argues that the association of "rope-tricks" with "rapetricks" and "rhetoric;' if taken seriously, "point[s] to a conception which makes rhetoric a matter of power, control, and coercion, turning the rhetor into a decidedly masculine figure who is represented as a ruler, a civilizer, and also, more disturbingly, a rapist.
Koskenniemi, M 2002, The gentle civilizer of nations, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.