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Verb: socialize  'sow-shu,lIz
  1. Take part in social activities; interact with others
    "He never socializes with his colleagues"; "The old man hates to socialize";
    - socialise [Brit]
  2. Train for a social environment
    "The children must be properly socialized";
    - socialise [Brit]
  3. Prepare for social life
    "Children have to be socialized in school";
    - socialise [Brit]
  4. Make conform to socialist ideas and philosophies
    "Health care should be socialized!";
    - socialise [Brit]

Derived forms: socialized, socializing, socializes

Type of: alter, change, educate, fix, gear up, interact, modify, prepare, ready, set, set up

Encyclopedia: Socialize