HyperDic: socialize

English > 4 senses of the word socialize:
VERBsocialsocialize, socialisetake part in social activities
socialsocialize, socialisetrain for a social environment
changesocialize, socialiseprepare for social life
changesocialize, socialisemake conform to socialist ideas and philosophies
socialize > pronunciation
Soundssow'shahlay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > socialize: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningtake part in social activities; interact with others.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "He never socializes with his colleagues"
  • "The old man hates to socialize"
Synonymsocialise
NarrowerentertainProvide entertainment for
fraternize, fraterniseBe on friendly terms with someone, as if with a brother, especially with an enemy
hobnobrub elbows with
swing, get aroundBe a social swinger
BroaderinteractAct together or towards others or with others
Spanishser social, socializar
Nounssocialization, socializingthe act of meeting for social purposes
socializera person who takes part in social activities
English > socialize: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningtrain for a social environment.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The children must be properly socialized"
Synonymsocialise
BroadereducateGive an education to
Spanishsocializar
Catalansocialitzar
Nounssocializationthe adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
English > socialize: 4 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningPrepare for social life.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"Children have to be socialized in school"
Synonymsocialise
Broaderfix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Spanishsocializar
Catalansocialitzar
Nounssocializationthe adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
English > socialize: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake conform to socialist ideas and philosophies.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Health care should be socialized!"
Synonymsocialise
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishsocializar
Catalansocialitzar
Nounssocializationthe action of establishing on a socialist basis

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