socializes, socializing, socialized1) 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.