how to pronounce civilized

/ˈsɪvəˌlaɪzd/

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civilized is pronounced in three syllables

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sɪvəlaɪzd

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An example use of civilized in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… was the over civilized upper-middle …”

meanings of civilized

adjective:

  1. Having a highly developed society or culture.
  2. Marked by refinement in taste and manners.
  3. Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, reasonable, ethical.

verb:

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of civilize.

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