: to make social; especially : to fit or train for a social environment
a : to constitute on a socialistic basis <socialize industry>
b : to adapt to social needs or uses
: to organize group participation in <socialize a recitation>
Examples of SOCIALIZE
- She danced and socialized at the party.
- <he likes to socialize with his coworkers after work ends>
First Known Use of SOCIALIZE
so·cial·ize transitive verb (Medical Dictionary)
so·cial·ized also British so·cial·isedso·cial·iz·ing also British so·cial·is·ing
: to make social; especially : to fit or train for society or a social environment <children are socialized according to a given cultural pattern—H. A. Murray & C. K. Kluckhohn>
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