also British socialise
socializes; socialized; socializing
1 [no object] : to talk to and do things with other people in a friendly way
She danced and socialized at the party.
— often + with
He doesn't socialize with the other players on the team.
She enjoys socializing with her coworkers.
2 [+ object] formal : to teach (someone) to behave in a way that is acceptable in society — usually used as (be) socialized
Children are socialized at an early age.
— socialization also British socialisation /ˌsoʊʃələˈzeɪʃən/ Brit /ˌsəʊʃəˌlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun [noncount]
the socialization of children