socialize

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verb so·cial·ize \ˈsō-shə-ˌlīz\

Definition of socialize

socialized

;

socializing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make social; especially :  to fit or train for a social environment

  3. 2a :  to constitute on a socialistic basis <socialize industry>b :  to adapt to social needs or uses

  4. 3 :  to organize group participation in <socialize a recitation>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to participate actively in a social group

socialization

play \ˌsō-sh(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

socializer

play \ˈsō-shə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of socialize in a sentence

  1. She danced and socialized at the party.

  2. <he likes to socialize with his coworkers after work ends>

1765

First Known Use of socialize

1765


SOCIALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

socialize

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verb so·cial·ize \ˈsō-shə-ˌlīz\

Definition of socialize for English Language Learners

  • : to talk to and do things with other people in a friendly way

  • : to teach (someone) to behave in a way that is acceptable in society


Medical Dictionary

socialize

transitive verb so·cial·ize
variants: also British

socialise

\ˈsō-shə-ˌlīz\play

Medical Definition of socialize

socialized

also British

socialised

;

socializing

also British

socialising

  1. :  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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