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socialize

When you socialize, you participate in activities in a group setting. If you have been studying alone for some time, you might take a break at the coffee shop to socialize with some friends.

You can socialize somebody else, or educate her in social patterns. Parents socialize their kids through their upbringing, and clubs often socialize their members through a uniform. If you want to hang out with motorcyclists, you might want to dress in leather. It is also possible to socialize institutions, where benefits are open to a wide section of society. If voters socialize medicine, that service becomes available to all at government expense.

Definitions of socialize
  1. verb
    take part in social activities; interact with others
    “He never socializes with his colleagues”
    “The old man hates to socialize
    synonyms: socialise
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    get around, swing
    be a social swinger; socialize a lot
    fraternise, fraternize
    be on friendly terms with someone, as if with a brother, especially with an enemy
    hobnob
    rub elbows with
    entertain
    provide entertainment for
    host
    be the host of or for
    amuse, disport, divert, regale
    occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    type of:
    interact
    act together or towards others or with others
  2. verb
    prepare for social life
    “Children have to be socialized in school”
    synonyms: socialise
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    type of:
    fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up
    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
  3. verb
    train for a social environment
    “The children must be properly socialized
    synonyms: socialise
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    educate
    give an education to
  4. verb
    make conform to socialist ideas and philosophies
    “Health care should be socialized!”
    synonyms: socialise
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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