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

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teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment

raise from a barbaric to a civilized state

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In Thongchai Winichakul's terms, the Tai Lue are 'Other' to the modernising Thai urban elite, but they are also familiar and civilizable.
The idea of the Indigenous as once cultured, once productive on a monumental scale by organized surplus labor (and therefore imminently civilizable as laborer in the field of capitalist modernity) is played against the encoding of ancient knowledge woven through the costumbre or practices of the Maya today.