"civilizing" in the verb sense
1. educate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civilise
teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
"Cultivate your musical taste"
"Train your tastebuds"
"She is well schooled in poetry"
2. civilize, civilise
raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
"The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized"
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