I daresay he thought I might fraternise and forget the past.
They both visit us in the cold weather and fraternise with the common crows.
He then came out of his trenches to fraternise; this was also stopped by the Divisional artillery.
We will say to them, 'Soldiers of the mother country, fraternise with us, come and embrace us.'
Always men unite to oppose; always they must love to hate, fraternise to struggle.
There are various more or less authentic stories showing the instinct of the armed forces of both nations to fraternise.
I may say that the townsfolk do not fraternise with the Gipsies, who are regarded with the greatest suspicion by the former.
Yes; decidedly the best way to enjoy a cab-ride is to sink the bloated aristocrat, mount beside the driver, and fraternise.
My sneaking wish to fraternise with Orientals, when I avowed it after hesitations, appeared good to him.
But my surly driver would not fraternise, for he was of the class known as crusty.
1610s, "to sympathize as brothers," from French fraterniser, from Medieval Latin fraternizare, from fraternus "brotherly" (see fraternity). Military sense of "cultivate friendship with enemy troops" is from 1897 (used in World War I with reference to the Christmas Truce). Used oddly by World War II armed forces to mean "have sex with women from enemy countries."
A piece of frat, Wren-language for any attractive young woman -- ex-enemy -- in occupied territory. [John Irving, "Royal Navalese," 1946]Related: Fraternized; fraternizing.
To associate closely with inhabitants of an enemy country, esp to consort sexually with the women (WWII armed forces)