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Definition of "civilizer" []

  • One who, or that which, civilizes. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "civilizer" in a sentence
  • "What is our role in South Asia if not that of a "civilizer"?"
  • "The "civilizer" has no intention of ever seeing the object of his desire "completed", but rather in a constant process of tutelage and "improvement"."
  • "Fu-ch'ai's surviving friends had indeed a very lively stimulus indeed-the fear of instant death-to drive them tumultuously over the seas; and doubtless, as they must have been perfectly harmless after tossing about hungry in open boats for weeks together, they would be as welcome to the Japanese king, or to the petty chief or chiefs who received the waifs, as in our own times was the honest sailor Will Adams when he drifted friendless to Japan, and whose statue now adorns a great Japanese city as that of a man who was, in a humble way, also a "civilizer" of Japan (600 A.D.)."