civilizing


civilizing
adj.
Civilizing is used with these nouns: ↑influence

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  • Civilizing — Civilize Civ i*lize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Civilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Civilizing}.] [Cf. F. civilizer, fr.L. civilis civil. See {Civil}.] 1. To reclaim from a savage state; to instruct in the rules and customs of civilization; to educate; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • civilizing — civ|i|liz|ing [ sıvılaızıŋ ] adjective making someone behave in a more polite and reasonable way: Girls are often seen as a civilizing influence on boys …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • civilizing — civilize (Amer.) civ·i·lize || sɪvɪlaɪz v. educate, cultivate, humanize, refine, tame (also civilise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Civilizing mission — Mission civilisatrice (the French for civilisatory mission ; in Portuguese: Missão civilizadora) is a rationale for intervention or colonisation, proposing to contribute to the spread of civilization, mostly amounting to the Westernization of… …   Wikipedia

  • civilizing process — See Elias, Norbert …   Dictionary of sociology

  • The Civilizing Process — The book The Civilizing Process written by German sociologist Norbert Elias is an influential work in sociology. It was first published in 1939 in German Über den Prozeß der Zivilisation. Because of the World War it was virtually ignored, but… …   Wikipedia

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