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What does it mean to be civilized?

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    A simple definition is to live positively within an organized society.


    transitive verb
    1. to cause to develop out of a primitive state especially to bring to a technically advanced and rationally ordered stage of cultural development

    2 a. educate refine b. socialize
    intransitive verb

    intransitive verb
    to acquire the customs and amenities of a civil community
    Related Forms
    1. civ·i·liz·er noun

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