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socialize

so·cial·ize

socialize

 
pronunciation:
so sh laIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: socialized, socializes, socializing
definition 1: to cause to be social or fit to live with others.
Parents sometimes fail to socialize their children.
similar words:
civilize, cultivate, teach, train
definition 2: to place under public or government control, according to the theories of socialism.
They desire to socialize the steel industry.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to engage in social activities.
We often socialize with friends from the office.
similar words:
associate, consort, fraternize, hobnob, mingle, mix, pal, visit
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derivations: socialization (n.), socializer (n.)