Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to socialization: Political socialization
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Psychology) psychol the modification from infancy of an individual's behaviour to conform with the demands of social life
2. (Sociology) the act of socializing or the state of being socialized
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
the establishment of socialist government; the nationalization of industry and other national resources.See also: Communism
the process of adapting to a social group; social intercourse or activity.See also: Society
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. The shaping of human behavior through experience in social institutions.
2. The process by which an individual, especially a child, becomes adapted to the norms of society.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||socialization - the action of establishing on a socialist basis; "the socialization of medical services"|
group action - action taken by a group of people
|2.||socialization - the act of meeting for social purposes; "there was too much socialization with the enlisted men"|
|3.||socialization - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"|
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
cultivation - socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners; "her cultivation was remarkable"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
socialization[ˌsəʊʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] N → socialización f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
socialization[ˌsəʊʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] socialisation (British) n
[children] → socialisation f
(= making sth socialist) → socialisation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
socialization[ˌsəʊʃəlaɪˈzeɪʃ/ən] n (Psych) → socializzazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. socialización, adaptación social.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012