"Civilize" - definition

"'Civilize', civil; [civilis, pertaining to a citizen], a citizen, community of citizens, their government: in law, relating to the private rights of individuals and to legal actions; to bring out of a condition of savagery of barbarism; instruct in ways of an advanced society; cultured and courteous, refined; 'civilization'; countries and people considered to have reached a high stage of social and cultural development"


[Source: Webster's Twentieth Century Dictionary]