verb (used without object), frat·er·nized, frat·er·niz·ing.
verb (used with object), frat·er·nized, frat·er·niz·ing.
- fraternal twins,
- fraternity house,
Origin of fraternize
Examples from the Web for fraternization
Often, it is the name mostly that holds a party together, and that forms the limit of sympathy and fraternization.Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger|Elihu G. Holland
Its privilege—its duty rather—is to ignore all applicants to fraternization that cannot return what it receives.Mizora: A Prophecy|Mary E. Bradley
Incidentally he disposed of the suggestion that there had been anything in the way of fraternization.
We are to succeed in the French mode, by the system of fraternization—all is French.
There was therefore none of the sympathy and the fraternization that usually has accompanied a great surrender at sea.Winning a Cause|John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
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.