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intr.v. frat·er·nized, frat·er·niz·ing, frat·er·niz·es
1. To associate with others in a brotherly or congenial way.
2. To associate on friendly terms with an enemy or opposing group, often in violation of discipline or orders.

[French fraterniser, from Medieval Latin frāternizāre, from Latin frāternus, fraternal; see fraternal.]

frat′er·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
frat′er·niz′er n.


(ˌfræt ər nəˈzeɪ ʃən)
1. friendly association.
2. cordial or intimate association with members of a hostile or proscribed group.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fraternization - associating with others in a brotherly or friendly way; especially with an enemy
association - the act of consorting with or joining with others; "you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association"


[ˌfrætənaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nfraternización f


n(freundschaftlicher) Umgang, Verbrüderung f (pej); (Mil also) → Fraternisierung f


[ˌfrætənaɪˈzeɪʃn] nil fraternizzare
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During the afternoon pressure cooker exercise, students learned lessons on ethics, working climate, and fraternization prevention.
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Rather than banning late-night establishments, we should recognize that they fill an impressive role in our community and local economy and that the negatives of alcohol consumption and late-night fraternization can be mitigated through tougher regulation and increased security rather than an all-out ban.
Recalling the fraternization at state agencies on Tuesday after exchanges of teargas and petrol bombs the day before, hundreds of female officers replaced riot police at the barricades and waved goodbye to the protesters as both sides chanted "Long live the king
King identifies sexual attraction, pregnancy, and fraternization as "problems" that will continue to serve as obstacles to full gender integration (it is interesting to note that these issues are only ever obstacles for women, though they tend to involve both a man and woman).
For Phoebe fraternization is like "moral malaria," or an illustration what will happen if America gets too much involved in foreign affairs.
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I saw fraternization between the people and the army, which did not fire on them," said Abdel Wahab Maalouch, a lawmaker for the opposition Unionist Democratic Union.
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