so·​cial·​ly ˈsō-sh(ə-)lē How to pronounce socially (audio)
: in a social manner
: with respect to society
: by or through society

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Its manufacturing process is also designed to be both socially and environmentally responsible. Rena Behar, Travel + Leisure, 3 Mar. 2023 But then also socially is very conscious but at the same time doesn't give a f---. People Staff, Peoplemag, 1 Mar. 2023 But To lie continuously is tearing the country apart politically and socially and something will give way soon. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2023 Fears of recession have done little to dampen employee aspirations to work for companies that are socially and environmentally-minded, according to the latest American research. Alex Wood, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2023 It’s evolved to be more racially, socially and culturally diverse and to expand its purview beyond heterosexual relationships. Megan Ditrolio, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2023 The decade that the film tracks has been one of the most politically and socially turbulent in Hong Kong’s history. Patrick Frater, Variety, 10 Feb. 2023 Daily Harvest prides itself on being socially and environmentally conscious, and its regenerative agriculture system meets that goal. Madison Yauger, Health, 30 Jan. 2023 Still family-owned and run, Dr. Bronner’s brand makes socially and environmentally responsible products based on their Cosmic Principles. Lorraine Wilde, Treehugger, 25 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of socially was in 1621

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Cite this Entry

“Socially.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


so·​cial·​ly ˈsōsh-(ə-)lē How to pronounce socially (audio)
: in a social manner
birds living socially together
: with respect to society
socially disadvantaged

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