ADJ. ancient, early the early civilizations of the Middle East and China | modern the benefits of modern civilization | advanced | primitive | Greek, Roman, etc. | European, Western diseases that are common in Western civilization | great the great civilizations of the past | industrial | human Art and music are among the great products of human civilization.
VERB + CIVILIZATION bring to bring civilization to the outer reaches of the country | create a movement that aims to create a new civilization | destroy | save
PHRASES the beginnings/dawn of civilization, civilization as we know it Could this be the end of civilization as we know it? | the collapse/decline/end of a civilization, a level of civilization to reach a higher level of civilization