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fraternize

frat·er·nize

fraternize

pronunciation:
frae tr naIz
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: fraternized, fraternizes, fraternizing
definition 1: to relate or associate in a friendly way or as brothers (often fol. by with).
similar words:
associate, consort, mix
definition 2: to have friendly or intimate relations with a member or members of a hostile or alien group, such as occupying enemy troops or civilians in an occupied country.
derivations: fraternization (n.), fraternizer (n.)