Definition of Socialize

1. Verb. Take part in social activities; interact with others. "The old man hates to socialize"

Exact synonyms: Socialise
Generic synonyms: Interact
Specialized synonyms: Get Around, Swing, Fraternise, Fraternize, Hobnob, Entertain
Derivative terms: Socialisation, Socialiser, Socialising, Socialization, Socializer, Socializing



2. Verb. Train for a social environment. "The children must be properly socialized"
Exact synonyms: Socialise
Generic synonyms: Educate
Derivative terms: Socialisation, Socialization

3. Verb. Prepare for social life. "Children have to be socialized in school"
Exact synonyms: Socialise
Generic synonyms: Fix, Gear Up, Prepare, Ready, Set, Set Up
Derivative terms: Socialisation, Socialization

4. Verb. Make conform to socialist ideas and philosophies. "Health care should be socialized!"
Exact synonyms: Socialise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Socialisation, Socialization

Definition of Socialize

1. v. t. To render social.

Definition of Socialize

1. Verb. (intransitive) To interact with others ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To instruct, usually subconsciously, in the etiquette of a society ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To take into collective or governmental ownership ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Socialize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Socialize

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Literary usage of Socialize

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1. The Equilibration of Human Aptitudes and Powers of Adaptation by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1895)
"... Food Direct from the Farmers— The State Can socialize the Money—Maxim of Feuerbach— The Marx-Engels Manifesto—Its Money Clause—Jefferson's United States ..."

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