resocialize

verb
re·​so·​cial·​ize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsō-shə-ˌlīz How to pronounce resocialize (audio) \
resocialized; resocializing

Definition of resocialize

1 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
2 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

Other Words from resocialize

resocialization \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌsō-​sh(ə-​)lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce resocialization (audio) \ noun
a program of resocialization the resocialization process

First Known Use of resocialize

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Resocialize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resocialize. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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