fraternise

fraternize

[frat-er-nahyz]
verb (used without object), fraternized, fraternizing.
1.
to associate in a fraternal or friendly way.
2.
to associate cordially or intimately with natives of a conquered country, enemy troops, etc.
verb (used with object), fraternized, fraternizing.
3.
Archaic. to bring into fraternal association or sympathy.
Also, especially British, fraternise.


Origin:
1605–15; < French fraterniser < Medieval Latin frāternizāre. See fraternal, -ize

fraternization, noun
fraternizer, noun
unfraternized, adjective
unfraternizing, adjective


1. socialize, mingle, mix, consort, hobnob.
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fraternize or fraternise (ˈfrætəˌnaɪz)
 
vb (often foll by with)
to associate on friendly terms
 
fraternise or fraternise
 
vb
 
fraterni'zation or fraternise
 
n
 
fraterni'sation or fraternise
 
n
 
'fraternizer or fraternise
 
n
 
'fraterniser or fraternise
 
n

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fraternize
1610s, "to sympathize as brothers," from Fr. fraterniser, from M.L. 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." Related: Fraternizing.
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