[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM fraternizefrat·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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How to use fraternize in a sentence
The doctor departed from the ceremony, fraternising with Campbell, and kept his bed for eight-and-forty hours.Devil-Worship in France|Arthur Edward Waite
Catch me fraternising again with any of them; a disreputable set of scoundrels with never a shirt to their back.Tales from Blackwood|Various
The two bodies, however, work side by side without antagonism, but it may be said also without much fraternising.The Church Index|William Pepperell
They looked upon each other as brothers, and the outposts of both armies were fraternising.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)|Thomas M. Lindsay
The chairman by seniority, Beslay, a capitalist of a fraternising turn of mind, made the opening speech.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
British Dictionary definitions for fraternize
/ (ˈfrætəˌnaɪz) /
(intr often foll by with) to associate on friendly terms
Derived forms of fraternizefraternization or fraternisation, nounfraternizer or fraterniser, noun
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