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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.
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(ˌfræt ər nəˈzeɪ ʃən)
1. friendly association.
2. cordial or intimate association with members of a hostile or proscribed group.
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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"
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[ˌfrætənaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nfraternización f
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n(freundschaftlicher) Umgang, Verbrüderung f (pej); (Mil also) → Fraternisierung f
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[ˌfrætənaɪˈzeɪʃn] nil fraternizzare
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'Such move will prevent fraternization, which is seen as a risk for corruption.
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BI port operations chief Grifton Medina said the revamp also aims to prevent fraternization in the workplace, which has been pinpointed as one of the major sources of corruption in the agency.
This sort of freedom and fraternization with Westerners obviously doesn't sit well with them.
Buratai consequently warned army commanders against any form of hobnobbing and fraternization with politicians or highly place individuals, urging officers to remain neutral and respect only orders from the Army command.
Die Linke's Wagenknecht announced that the French protests were a role model for Germany, while party leader Bernd Riexinger said "fraternization" between left and right-wingers in the yellow vest movement was worrying.
Deputy Port Operations Division Chief Marc Red Marinas said the move is 'part of a continuing program by the agency to prevent fraternization and improve its services.'
The book explains the War DepartmentAEs attempts to prevent fraternization and why their efforts were not successful.
At the hospital at Camp Florence, black nurses replaced white nurses because there was too much fraternization between the latter and the POWs.
Huawei revealed the reason for its sponsorship to this campaign, which is to promote more sense of social cohesion and fraternization in an alignment with the values of the holy month of Ramadan that promote charitable deeds and encourage all groups of the society to follow the objectives of the duty of fasting through community solidarity.
Mayor BogdanoviA stressed that this was the second municipality with which a fraternization procedure has been initiated, the first being a municipality in Istanbul, Turkey.