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
She was nervous for her date in part because she has forgotten what it feels like to socialize.Date Lab: It didn’t ‘take much to get us to start talking’ | Prachi Gupta | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Accessibility and the ability to connect are two of the biggest factors explaining the popularity of digital alternatives, with 35 percent of adults saying they’d be more likely to attend online as a way to socialize with friends and family.How 5G and immersive experiences are changing live event participation | Verizon | November 11, 2020 | Digiday
Presumably, it would seem canned wine would also be an ideal choice for customers looking to socialize outdoors.Canned wine might have been primed for socializing in the era of social distancing | Rachel King | November 8, 2020 | Fortune
Some people with developmental disabilities attend day programs where they socialize and practice life skills like cooking.People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials. | by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star, with data analysis by Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star | November 5, 2020 | ProPublica
Adult whales socialize at both the Auckland and Campbell Islands during the austral winter.The secret to helping this resilient whale species lies in its genes | By Emma Carroll/The Conversation | November 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
I mean, a boot-wearing, bomb-throwing Tea Party conservative born in the land of socialized medicine, Quebecois, and Howie Mandel?
Author and actress Suzanne Somers published a column on Monday claiming that Obamacare is “socialized medicine.”Fact-Checking Suzanne Somers’s Claim That Obamacare is a Socialist Ponzi Scheme | Brandy Zadrozny | October 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When Suzanne Somers called Obamacare a socialized ponzi scheme, critics swiftly ripped apart her argument.Suzanne Somers Responds To Critics, Says She Has A Thick Skin | Brandy Zadrozny | October 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
An Internet meme imagined if Breaking Bad were set in Canada, which has socialized medicine.‘Breaking Bad’ Is Fully Dependent on Our Broken Health-Care System | Tricia Romano | August 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
After all, Singer is strongly in favor of gay marriage, and Adelson supports “socialized medicine.”GOP Donors for Immigration Reform: Sheldon Adelson, Paul Singer & More | Ben Jacobs | July 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a hard school in which savage man had been tamed, home-broken, and socialized, and he had learned its lessons thoroughly.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe | John M. Tyler
Under Socialism the great factories would belong to the people; the trusts would be socialized.The Common Sense of Socialism | John Spargo
It is this socialized and conscious selfhood which is both the aim and the hope of true democracy.The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
Education is a scientifically directed process of developing progressive socialized personality.
Such religion does not bear the marks of a really socialized gospel.Religion and the War | Various
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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