Definition of socialize
1 : to make social; especially : to fit or train for a social environment
2a : to constitute on a socialistic basis socialize industryb : to adapt to social needs or uses
3 : to organize group participation in socialize a recitation
: to participate actively in a social group
socializationplay \ˌsō-sh(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
socializerplay \ˈsō-shə-ˌlī-zər\ noun
Examples of socialize in a Sentence
She danced and socialized at the party.
he likes to socialize with his coworkers after work ends
Recent Examples of socialize from the Web
Near the couple’s South Seattle home in Hillman City, neighbors of the Espitias said the couple had lived in the neighborhood for about a year but didn’t socialize much with others.
Andressian changed his appearance and had been socializing while living out of a Las Vegas hotel for 47 days, conduct characterized as inconsistent with that of a grieving parent, said sheriff’s Lt.
Attendees are always encouraged to dress up as their favorite anime (or other genre) characters, and socialize and see and be seen during all three days of the convention!
The YouTube babies are socializing, but probably not saying anything with specific meaning, many linguists say.
This year, dinner is served at about 8:45 p.m., and people eat and socialize until about 10 p.m. The food is catered and the menu changes every day.
FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, file photo, Eastern Michigan University graduates socialize before their commencement at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich.
The Greens and Youngs and one or two other families on the block often socialize and sometimes blocked the street off for July Fourth celebrations.
Against the backdrop of rapid urbanization, high immigration, and the rise of mass education, municipal authorities installed bathing facilities to socialize the urban poor into the habits of sanitation.
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First Known Use of socialize
SOCIALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
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 Definition of socialize
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