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Definition of socialize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they socialize
    he / she / it socializes
    past simple socialized
    -ing form socializing
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  1. 1[intransitive] socialize (with somebody) to meet and spend time with people in a friendly way, in order to enjoy yourself synonym mix I enjoy socializing with the other students. Maybe you should socialize more.
  2. 2[transitive, often passive] socialize somebody (to do something) (formal) to teach people to behave in ways that are acceptable to their society The family has the important function of socializing children.
  3. 3[transitive, usually passive] socialize something to organize something according to the principles of socialism
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: socialize