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v. so·cial·ized, so·cial·iz·ing, so·cial·iz·es
1. To place under government or group ownership or control: socialized medical care.
2. To cause to accept or behave in accordance with social norms or expectations: techniques to socialize aggressive children.
To take part in social activities: likes to socialize with people her age.

so′cial·i·za′tion (-shə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
so′cial·iz′er n.


(ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪzɪŋ) or


the action of behaving in a friendly or sociable manner
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.socializing - the act of meeting for social purposessocializing - the act of meeting for social purposes; "there was too much socialization with the enlisted men"
coming together, meeting - the social act of assembling for some common purpose; "his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day"


[ˈsəʊʃəlaɪzɪŋ] N he doesn't like socializingno le gusta hacer vida social
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It includes socializing areas, a technical (computer) area, and fitness training, with pools and a gym.
In terms of use of their time, the groups were similar in most categories of activity (vocational, inactivity, personal care, TV, quiet recreation, socializing, and travel).
The on-coming physician usually feels a sense of anxiety and stress because the department may be busy and he or she must rapidly review all the patients and any medical issues at hand rather than socializing with his or her colleagues.
Socializing with the Washington media becomes a priority even for the very highest.
The Socializing Media panel also will open the floor up to listeners via Twitter and will also welcome guests from across the marketing spectrum to join in for what is guaranteed to be a lively and informative discussion.
Based in New York City, Fitmoo is the first completely agnostic social commerce platform that enables brands, athletes, influencers, gym owners and active individuals to connect online, create and join groups, as well as list, shop, sell and earn from socializing the things they love the most.
They become friends as the volunteer provides leash training and teaches the dog the basics, including house training and socializing with people and other dogs.
The preponderance of the evidence is that workers' use of leisure changed very little in the decade after the revolution, and that they used the great bulk of their leisure time socializing with each other, the traditional Russian leisure practice.
Kids should know the difference" between schoolwork and socializing, complains Jacqueline Harding, an eighth-grade English teacher at Viking Middle School in Gurnee, Illinois.
It is basically defined as a socializing relationship between an older, trusted, more experienced person (mentor) who teaches the willing, younger, less experienced individual (mentee or protege) how to survive and succeed in a new organizational world.
They ensure the continuity of civilization by propagating the species and socializing children.
Continue Past Life Patterns Through Meaningful Activities - A variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for visiting, socializing and activities provide choices ranging from baking to a walk along the shore.