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socialize

[soh-shuh-lahyz] /ˈsoʊ ʃəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), socialized, socializing.
1.
to make social; make fit for life in companionship with others.
2.
to make socialistic; establish or regulate according to the theories of socialism.
3.
Education. to treat as a group activity:
to socialize spelling quizzes.
verb (used without object), socialized, socializing.
4.
to associate or mingle sociably with others:
to socialize with one's fellow workers.
Also, especially British, socialise.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; social + -ize
Related forms
socializable, adjective
socializer, noun
oversocialize, verb (used with object), oversocialized, oversocializing.
resocialize, verb, resocialized, resocializing.
unsocializable, adjective
unsocialized, adjective
unsocializing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for socialize

socialize

/ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to behave in a friendly or sociable manner
2.
(transitive) to prepare for life in society
3.
(transitive) (mainly US) to alter or create so as to be in accordance with socialist principles, as by nationalization
Derived Forms
socializable, socialisable, adjective
socializer, socialiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for socialize
v.

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.

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