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socialize

[ soh-shuh-lahyz ]
/ 藞so蕣 蕛蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), so路cial路ized, so路cial路iz路ing.
to make social; make fit for life in companionship with others.
to make socialistic; establish or regulate according to the theories of socialism.
Education. to treat as a group activity: to socialize spelling quizzes.
verb (used without object), so路cial路ized, so路cial路iz路ing.
to associate or mingle sociably with others: to socialize with one's fellow workers.
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Also especially British, so路cial路ise .

Origin of socialize

First recorded in 1820鈥30; social + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM socialize

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British Dictionary definitions for socialize

socialize

socialise

/ (藞s蓹蕣蕛蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(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

Derived forms of socialize

socializable or socialisable, adjectivesocializer or socialiser, noun
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