to make social; make fit for life in companionship with others.
Education. to treat as a group activity: to socialize spelling quizzes.
to associate or mingle sociably with others: to socialize with one's fellow workers.
- Also especially British, so·cial·ise .
- so·cial·iz·a·ble, adjective
- so·cial·iz·er, noun
- o·ver·so·cial·ize, verb (used with object), o·ver·so·cial·ized, o·ver·so·cial·iz·ing.
- re·so·cial·ize, verb, re·so·cial·ized, re·so·cial·iz·ing.
- un·so·cial·iz·a·ble, adjective
- un·so·cial·ized, adjective
- un·so·cial·iz·ing, adjective
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How to use socialize in a sentence
Bus drivers waiting in traffic, friends socializing on weekends and workers on lunch breaks are among the regular users of this affordable drug across Yemen, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Somaliland and parts of Kenya.How the Pandemic Is Saving Lives in the Horn of Africa | Eromo Egbejule | September 3, 2020 | Ozy
The coronavirus pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives—fundamentally altering the ways in which we work and socialize.Introducing Fortune’s all-new 40 Under 40 list—and how it’s different this year | Rachel Schallom | September 2, 2020 | Fortune
The governor and county officials were essentially giving their blessing to people who want to eat and socialize indoors that life was back.
For parents who can pay, there will be many places to send their kids to socialize and receive adult instruction.The Learning Curve: The Case for Outdoor School in San Diego | Will Huntsberry | July 30, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Since March, a good portion of the northern hemisphere has been socializing online in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.It’s not just you: Our conversations really are getting worse now | Katherine Ellen Foley | July 29, 2020 | Quartz
Patrons come to a place for the atmosphere, to see their favorite bartender, or to socialize.
Students have lessons, activities, and socialize in the garden.
The Iraq Bikers usually meet once a week to socialize and ride around the city, but this past Friday was special.Bikers of Baghdad: Sunnis, Shias, Skulls, ‘Harleys,’ and Iraqi Flags | Jacob Siegel | July 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, in the way of roommates, they generally socialize at the end of the workday.There’s No Cold War in Space for Astronauts and Cosmonauts | Michael Daly | March 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Do you absorb his books, read his interviews, or is it necessary to socialize with the man himself?
He probably has a large family of children, and they educate and socialize him and one another.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe | John M. Tyler
Do we want to socialize our railroads, our coal mines, our telegraphs and telephones?The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
No effort will be made to socialize those industries which have not been made ready by a degree of monopolization.Socialism | John Spargo
Their chief end is to socialize and humanize individual men.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe | John M. Tyler
As this class will not socialize or abolish itself, the rest of the people, Socialists predict, will undertake the task.Socialism As It Is | William English Walling
British Dictionary definitions for socialize
(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
- socializable or socialisable, adjective
- socializer or socialiser, noun
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