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fraternize

[ frat-er-nahyz ]
/ ˈfræt ərˌnaɪz /
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verb (used without object), frat·er·nized, frat·er·niz·ing.
to associate in a fraternal or friendly way.
to associate cordially or intimately with natives of a conquered country, enemy troops, etc.
verb (used with object), frat·er·nized, frat·er·niz·ing.
Archaic. to bring into fraternal association or sympathy.
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Also especially British, frat·er·nise .

Origin of fraternize

First recorded in 1605–15; from French fraterniser, from Medieval Latin frāternizāre; see fraternal, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM fraternize

frat·er·ni·za·tion [frat-er-nahy-zey-shuhn], /ˌfræt ərˌnaɪˈzeɪ ʃən/, nounfrat·er·niz·er, nounun·frat·er·nized, adjectiveun·frat·er·niz·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fraternize

fraternize

fraternise

/ (ˈfrætəˌnaɪz) /

verb
(intr often foll by with) to associate on friendly terms

Derived forms of fraternize

fraternization or fraternisation, nounfraternizer or fraterniser, noun
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