Definition of "civilised" []

  • To bring out of savagery or barbarism into a state characteristic of civilization (verb)
  • To refine, educate, or enlighten (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of civilise. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Alternative spelling of civilized. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "civilised" in a sentence
  • "The enterprise of individuals or of small aristocratic bodies has meantime sown the world which we call civilised with some seeds and nuclei of order."
  • "This isn't quite what we call civilised warfare, but I suppose it can't be helped. '"
  • ""Say, comrade," he said, "is Spain what they call a civilised country?""