- to associate or mingle sociably with others: to socialize with one's fellow workers.
Origin of socialize
Examples from the Web for socialized
I mean, a boot-wearing, bomb-throwing Tea Party conservative born in the land of socialized medicine, Quebecois, and Howie Mandel?Ted Cruz’s Canadian Panic
December 31, 2013
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
October 30, 2013
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
October 30, 2013
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
August 27, 2013
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
July 24, 2013
But nevertheless, it is socialized wealth and applied science and politics.Is civilization a disease?
Everything in the domain of language "is socialized" (p. 33).The Civilization of Illiteracy
First they must be individualized, second socialized, and third taught.The New Education
A socialized religion supplies a principle, a method, and a power.Society
Henry Kalloch Rowe
It was one of the many proofs of the extent to which the British nation had been socialized.A Traveller in War-Time
- (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
Word Origin and History for socialized
1828, "to render social," from social (adj.). Meaning "to be sociable, to mingle" is recorded from 1895. Meaning "to make socialistic" is from 1846. Related: Socialized; socializing. The phrasing in socialized medicine is by 1912.