- to associate or mingle sociably with others: to socialize with one's fellow workers.
Also especially British, so·cial·ise.
Origin of socialize
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- (intr) to behave in a friendly or sociable manner
- (tr) to prepare for life in society
- (tr) mainly US to alter or create so as to be in accordance with socialist principles, as by nationalization
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Word Origin and History for over-socialize
1828, "to render social," from social (adj.). Meaning "to be sociable, to mingle" is recorded from 1895. Meaning "to make socialistic" is from 1846. Related: Socialized; socializing. The phrasing in socialized medicine is by 1912.
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