December 02, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
socialize /ˈsoʊʃəˌlaɪz/ verb

also British socialise

socializes; socialized; socializing

People socializing at a party
People socializing at a party
Learner's definition of SOCIALIZE

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

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