resocialize

verb re·so·cial·ize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsō-shə-ˌlīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of resocialize

resocialized; resocializing
transitive + intransitive
1 T : 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 I : 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

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌsō-sh(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\ 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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