Definition of civilizer in English:



(also British civiliser)

See civilize

‘Poetry is not a civilizer, rather the reverse, for great poetry appeals to the most primitive instincts.’
  • ‘Never in modem times has the world been in greater need of this gentle civilizer.’
  • ‘In her poetry, this is apparent in the representation of prairie homesteaders as cultivators and, by extension, civilizers of an untamed western wilderness.’
  • ‘Law may play a subordinate role as an aid to stability, a gentle civilizer of events but it cannot be relied on to suppress the chaotic and dangerous aspirations of governments.’
  • ‘At the time, the virtue of marriage as a civilizer of men was a major conservative theme in the debate about the underclass.’



/ˈsivəˌlīzər/ /ˈsɪvəˌlaɪzər/