What is civilize?

  • (verb): Raise from a barbaric to a civilized state.
    Synonyms: civilise
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Flags Of Native Americans In The United States - History - 18th Century United States
... promotion of experiments to civilize or improve Native American society 5 ... But it has been conceived to be impracticable to civilize the Indians of North America — This opinion is probably more convenient than just ... Knox, supported educating native children and adults, in efforts to "civilize" or otherwise assimilate Native Americans to the larger society (as opposed to ...
Caesar II
... Players have the opportunity to civilize adjacent barbarian provinces, eventually reaching the entire Roman Empire at its height ... civilizing that province and allowing them to civilize the provinces adjacent to it (the computer has been known to civilize a province it could not have selected when it ...
Carlisle Indian Industrial School - History
... and Henry Knox, supported educating native children, in efforts to "civilize" or otherwise assimilate Native Americans into the European-American society ... regulated buying of Native American lands promotion of commerce promotion of experiments to civilize or improve Native American society presidential authority to give presents and punishing those who violated ... has been conceived to be impracticable to civilize the Indians of North America — This opinion is probably more convenient than just ...

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    Sentimentalists ... adopt whatever merit is in good repute, and almost make it hateful with their praise. The warmer their expressions, the colder we feel.... Cure the drunkard, heal the insane, mollify the homicide, civilize the Pawnee, but what lessons can be devised for the debauchee of sentiment?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)