Definition of socialize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    socialize

     verb
    (British English also -ise)verb
    BrE BrE//ˈsəʊʃəlaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊʃəlaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they socialize
    BrE BrE//ˈsəʊʃəlaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊʃəlaɪz//
     
    he / she / it socializes
    BrE BrE//ˈsəʊʃəlaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊʃəlaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple socialized
    BrE BrE//ˈsəʊʃəlaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊʃəlaɪzd//
     
    past participle socialized
    BrE BrE//ˈsəʊʃəlaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊʃəlaɪzd//
     
    -ing form socializing
    BrE BrE//ˈsəʊʃəlaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊʃəlaɪzɪŋ//
     
    Friends
     
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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. See related entries: Friends
  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 American Dictionary entry: socialize