- socialize (v.) 1828, "to render social," from SOCIAL (Cf. social) (adj.). Meaning "to be sociable, to mingle" is recorded from 1895. Related: Socialized; socializing.
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Socialize — So cial*ize, v. t. 1. To render social. [1913 Webster] 2. To subject to, or regulate by, socialism. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
socialize — index nationalize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
socialize — (Amer.) soÂ·cialÂ·ize || sÉ™ÊŠÊƒÉ™laÉªz v. learn to relate to and interact with others; be sociable, interact with others; establish according to the principles of socialism; make socialist (institutes, governments, institutions etc.); prepare… … English contemporary dictionary
socialize — [v] be friendly at gatherings associate, chum with*, club*, consort, entertain, fraternize, get about, get around, get together, go out, hang around with*, hang out, hobnob, join, keep company, league, make advances, make the rounds*, mingle, mix … New thesaurus
socialize — (also socialise) ► VERB 1) mix socially with others. 2) make (someone) behave in a way that is acceptable to society. 3) organize according to the principles of socialism. DERIVATIVES socialization noun … English terms dictionary
socialize — [sō′shə līz΄] vt. socialized, socializing 1. to make social; adjust to or make fit for cooperative group living 2. to adapt or make conform to the common needs of a social group 3. to subject to governmental ownership and control; nationalize 4.… … English World dictionary
socialize — so|cial|ize also socialise BrE [ˈsəuʃəl aız US ˈsou ] v 1.) [I] to spend time with other people in a friendly way socialize with ▪ People don t socialize with their neighbours as much as they used to. 2.) [T usually passive] to train someone to… … Dictionary of contemporary English
socialize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1810 transitive verb 1. to make social; especially to fit or train for a social environment 2. a. to constitute on a socialistic basis < socialize industry > b. to adapt to social needs or uses 3 … New Collegiate Dictionary
socialize — socializable, adj. socializer, n. /soh sheuh luyz /, v., socialized, socializing. v.t. 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.… … Universalium
socialize — UK [ˈsəʊʃəlaɪz] / US [ˈsoʊʃ(ə)lˌaɪz] verb Word forms socialize : present tense I/you/we/they socialize he/she/it socializes present participle socializing past tense socialized past participle socialized 1) [intransitive] to spend time with other … English dictionary