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frat·er·nize

 (frăt′ər-nīz′)
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.

fraternize

(ˈfrætəˌnaɪz) or

fraternise

vb
(often foll by: with) to associate on friendly terms
ˌfraterniˈzation, ˌfraterniˈsation n
ˈfraterˌnizer, ˈfraterˌniser n

frat•er•nize

(ˈfræt ərˌnaɪz)

v.i. -nized, -niz•ing.
1. to associate in a friendly way.
2. to associate cordially with members of a hostile or proscribed group.
[1605–15; < French < Medieval Latin]
frat′er•niz`er, n.

fraternize


Past participle: fraternized
Gerund: fraternizing

Imperative
fraternize
fraternize
Present
I fraternize
you fraternize
he/she/it fraternizes
we fraternize
you fraternize
they fraternize
Preterite
I fraternized
you fraternized
he/she/it fraternized
we fraternized
you fraternized
they fraternized
Present Continuous
I am fraternizing
you are fraternizing
he/she/it is fraternizing
we are fraternizing
you are fraternizing
they are fraternizing
Present Perfect
I have fraternized
you have fraternized
he/she/it has fraternized
we have fraternized
you have fraternized
they have fraternized
Past Continuous
I was fraternizing
you were fraternizing
he/she/it was fraternizing
we were fraternizing
you were fraternizing
they were fraternizing
Past Perfect
I had fraternized
you had fraternized
he/she/it had fraternized
we had fraternized
you had fraternized
they had fraternized
Future
I will fraternize
you will fraternize
he/she/it will fraternize
we will fraternize
you will fraternize
they will fraternize
Future Perfect
I will have fraternized
you will have fraternized
he/she/it will have fraternized
we will have fraternized
you will have fraternized
they will have fraternized
Future Continuous
I will be fraternizing
you will be fraternizing
he/she/it will be fraternizing
we will be fraternizing
you will be fraternizing
they will be fraternizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fraternizing
you have been fraternizing
he/she/it has been fraternizing
we have been fraternizing
you have been fraternizing
they have been fraternizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fraternizing
you will have been fraternizing
he/she/it will have been fraternizing
we will have been fraternizing
you will have been fraternizing
they will have been fraternizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fraternizing
you had been fraternizing
he/she/it had been fraternizing
we had been fraternizing
you had been fraternizing
they had been fraternizing
Conditional
I would fraternize
you would fraternize
he/she/it would fraternize
we would fraternize
you would fraternize
they would fraternize
Past Conditional
I would have fraternized
you would have fraternized
he/she/it would have fraternized
we would have fraternized
you would have fraternized
they would have fraternized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fraternize - be on friendly terms with someone, as if with a brother, especially with an enemy
socialise, socialize - take part in social activities; interact with others; "He never socializes with his colleagues"; "The old man hates to socialize"

fraternize

verb associate, mix, socialize, keep company, unite, hang out (informal), mingle, cooperate, concur, consort, sympathize, hang with (informal, chiefly U.S.), hobnob, go around with Executives fraternized with the personnel of other banks.
avoid, shun, eschew, steer clear of, keep away from

fraternize

verb
To be with as a companion:
Slang: hang out.
Idiom: rub elbows.
Translations

fraternize

[ˈfrætənaɪz] VI (esp Mil) → confraternizar (with con)

fraternize

[ˈfrætərnaɪz] fraternise (British) vi (= socialize) → fraterniser

fraternize

vi(freundschaftlichen) Umgang haben, sich verbrüdern (pej)(with mit); (Mil also) → fraternisieren (with mit)

fraternize

[ˈfrætəˌnaɪz] vi to fraternize (with)fraternizzare (con)
References in classic literature ?
Is one friend forbidden to visit another, or a Musketeer of my company to fraternize with a Guard of Dessessart's company?
I slept admirably after all; and I awoke to see the overturned toilet-table, and to thrill as I remembered there was one fellow-creature with whom I could fraternize without fear of a rude reopening of my every wound.
Fashion understands itself; good-breeding and personal superiority of whatever country readily fraternize with those of every other.
Even political principle must have been in danger of relaxation under such circumstances; and the violin, faithful to rotten boroughs, must have been tempted to fraternize in a demoralizing way with a reforming violoncello.