socialize


socialize
[[t]so͟ʊʃəlaɪz[/t]]
socializes, socializing, socialized
(in BRIT, also use socialise)
1) VERB If you socialize, you meet other people socially, for example at parties.

...an open meeting, where members socialized and welcomed any new members...

[V with n] It distressed her that she and Charles no longer socialized with old friends.

Derived words:
socializing N-UNCOUNT

The hours were terrible, so socialising was difficult.

2) VERB: usu passive When people, especially children, are socialized, they are made to behave in a way which is acceptable in their culture or society. [TECHNICAL]

[be V-ed] You may have been socialized to do as you are told...

[be V-ed] From the time you are born you have to be socialised into being a good father.

3) VERB: usu passive When something is socialized, it is made to operate on socialist principles. [TECHNICAL]

[be V-ed] ...a socialist system in which the ownership of the means of production will be socialized.

[V-ed] ...the debate over how a fully socialized economy might work.


English dictionary. 2008.