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 for civilized
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 refine.
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              Yet blest that fate which did his arms dispose
              Her land to civilize, as to subdue.   --Dryden
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     2. To admit as suitable to a civilized state. [Obs. or R.]
        "Civilizing adultery." --Milton.
     Syn: To polish; refine; humanize.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Civilized \Civ"i*lized\, a.
     Reclaimed from savage life and manners; instructed in arts,
     learning, and civil manners; refined; cultivated.
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           Sale of conscience and duty in open market is not
           reconcilable with the present state of civilized
           society.                                 --J. Quincy.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having a high state of culture and development both
             social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked
             the civilized world" [syn: civilized, civilised]
             [ant: noncivilised, noncivilized]
      2: marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated
         speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a genteel
         old lady"; "polite society" [syn: civilized, civilised,
         cultivated, cultured, genteel, polite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "civilized":
     Christian, abstruse, advanced, ameliorated, beautified, becoming,
     befitting, bettered, bland, comme il faut, conforming, converted,
     correct, cultivated, cultured, dainty, decent, deep, delicate,
     developed, discriminating, done, educated, elegant, embellished,
     encyclopedic, enhanced, enriched, erudite, fastidious, fine,
     graceful, gracile, gracious, improved, learned, lettered, literate,
     nice, pansophic, perfected, polished, polyhistoric, polymath,
     polymathic, profound, refined, reformed, scholarly, scholastic,
     smooth, sophisticated, studious, subtle, transfigured, transformed,
     urbane, wise

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