socialize

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Etymology[edit]

social +‎ -ize

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socialize (third-person singular simple present socializes, present participle socializing, simple past and past participle socialized)

  1. (intransitive) To interact with others
  2. (transitive) To instruct somebody, usually subconsciously, in the etiquette of a society
  3. (transitive) To take something into collective or governmental ownership

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External links[edit]

  • socialize in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • “socialize” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.