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

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

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

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

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Word Origin & History

1792, from Fr. fraternization (see fraternity); of relations between occupying soldiers and occupied civilians, from mid-19c; explicit from 1944.

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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Example sentences
The same holds true for fraternization relationships.
Fraternization is defined as individuals having a close, personal relationship.
Excessive fraternization with the contractor and contractor's personnel should
  be avoided.
One such prominent fear addressed was that of fraternization.
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