Definition of socialize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    socialize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈsoʊʃəˌlaɪz//
     
    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
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