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  • v  teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
  • v  raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
    The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized

  • John Adams in WorldNetDaily
    America's second president, John Adams, said, "The Jews have done more to civilize men than any other Nation. They are the most glorious Nation that ever inhabited the earth. The Romans and their Empire were but a bauble in comparison to the Jews....
  • William McKinley in Democracy Now
    And president-they would know, if they knew history, that President McKinley said, "We're going into the Philippines to civilize and Christianize the Filipinos."

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