re·​so·​cial·​ize (ˌ)rē-ˈsō-shə-ˌlīz How to pronounce resocialize (audio)
resocialized; resocializing
transitive : to socialize (someone or something) again
resocializing rescued dogs
the need to resocialize former inmates into society
Acclimating yourself back into dating culture is going to require some practice. … you need to resocialize yourself and get reacquainted with the way single women interact.Alexis McKinnis
intransitive : to socialize with another or others again
"… isolation and loneliness are often the triggers for people to resocialize and make new contacts."Peter Rabins
resocialization noun
a program of resocialization
the resocialization process

Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of resocialize was in 1896

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“Resocialize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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