Definition of civilizer in English:


(British civiliser)


  • See civilize

    • ‘Never in modem times has the world been in greater need of this gentle civilizer.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In her poetry, this is apparent in the representation of prairie homesteaders as cultivators and, by extension, civilizers of an untamed western wilderness.’
    • ‘At the time, the virtue of marriage as a civilizer of men was a major conservative theme in the debate about the underclass.’
    • ‘Poetry is not a civilizer, rather the reverse, for great poetry appeals to the most primitive instincts.’