Civilized vs Civilizes - What's the difference?

civilized | civilizes |


As an adjective civilized

is having a highly developed society or culture.

As a verb civilizes is

(civilize).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

civilized

English

Alternative forms

* civilised (mostly British)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having a highly developed society or culture.
  • Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, reasonable, ethical.
  • Marked by refinement in taste and manners.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=5 citation , passage=A waiter brought his aperitif, which was a small scotch and soda, and as he sipped it gratefully he sighed.
       ‘Civilized ,’ he said to Mr. Campion. ‘Humanizing.’ […] ‘Cigars and summer days and women in big hats with swansdown face-powder, that's what it reminds me of.’}}

    See also

    * civil

    civilizes

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (civilize)
  • ----

    civilize

    Alternative forms

    * civilise (chiefly British)

    Verb