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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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