civilize, v. 1. tame, domesticate, humanize, unbar-barize, acculturize, acculturate, socialize, indoctrinate, inculcate; shape, mold, form; educate, school, instruct, teach, tutor, train, coach, break in, teach [s.o.] manners, show [s.o.] how to act.
2. cultivate, refine, polish, smooth the rough edges; enlighten, edify, inform, acquaint, sophisticate, citify; elevate, uplift, broaden, develop,
clack, v. 1. clatter, clitterclatter, ticktack, click; snap, crack, rap, smack.
2. chatter, palaver, blab. See - chatter (def. 1).
3. cluck, chuck, cackle, gaggle, gabble, gobble.
-n. 4. clatter, clitterclatter, ticktack, click; snap, crack, smack, rap.
5. rattle, rattlebox, clacker, clapper, cricket, noise-maker, bull-roarer, thunderstick; catcall, whizzer.
6. chatter, small talk, Inf. gab. See - chatter (def. 2). claim, v. 1. demand, require, command, have rights to, deserve, be entitled to, lay claim to, pretend, SI. have dibs on; expropriate, requisition, commandeer, exact.
2. assert, declare, proclaim, predicate, allege, aver, asseverate; maintain, hold, profess, avow, affirm, acknowledge, admit, own; postulate, assume, take for granted, presume, premise.
3. challenge, call, summon, charge; sue, appeal, plea, petition, beg, pray, entreat. -n. 4. right, title, rights, droit, due, desert; request, demand, pretension, SI. dibs; prerogative, privilege, franchise; power, authority, license, liberty; birthright, inheritance, heritage, legacy; grant, deed, lease, bill; tenure, proprietorship, ownership, domain, holding, leasehold, allodium, allod, freehold; share, stake, interest.
5. assertion, allegation, averment, asseveration; profession, avowal, acknowledgment; pronouncement, declaration, proclamation, predication; postulate, assumption, premise, presumption, supposition.
6. challenge, charge, summons, call; suit, appeal, plea, entreaty, petition.
claimant, n. applicant, petitioner, supplicant, suppliant, suitor; complainant, plaintiff, accusor, party, prosecutor, the prosecution, the state; candidate, postulant, pretender; heir, inheritor,
clairvoyance, n. 1. extrasensory perception, ESP, clairaudience, second sight, crystal vision, sixth sense. 2. insight, perspicacity, percipience, discernment, discrimination, perception, clear-sightedness, penetration; intuition, sagacity, acumen, sapience,
clairvoyant, adj. 1. psychic, second-sighted; telepathic, extrasensory, supersensible, pretersensual, tele-kinetic, psychokinetic; precognizant, foreknowing, prescient, foreseeing, foresighted.
2. insightful, perspicacious, percipient, discerning, discriminating, penetrating, perceiving, clear-sighted; intuitive, sagacious, sapient,
clamber, v. (all with difficulty) climb, mount, ascend; scramble, scrabble, crawl, claw, shin, shinny,
clammy, adj. 1. sweaty, damp, moist, wet; rainy, drizzly, misty, vaporous, foggy; chilly, cold.
2. sticky, gummy, pasty, viscous, viscid, ropy, dauby, glutinous, adhesive; smeary, slimy, moldy, Rare, mucid.
3. morbid, sinking, sickly; uneasy, nervous, anxious, worried.