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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.socialized - under group or government control; "socialized ownership"; "socialized medicine"
liberal - tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition


a. socializado-a;
___ medicinemedicina ___.
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A House body has reported out for floor deliberation a resolution creating an oversight committee on socialized and low-cost housing to review and assess the implementation of Republic Act 9507 otherwise known as the Socialized and Low-Cost Housing Loan Restructuring Act of 2008.
I heard a lot of the problem was that the dogs weren't socialized with people very much.
Thank you for the articles from the doctors regarding the detrimental impact of socialized medicine.
Every visitor to a socialized page becomes a potential promoter of that page through sharing avenues that include email and today's most successful social networks, Faceboook and Twitter.
I believe that all Christians need to reconsider the growing status quo acceptance of the Mooreian interpretation of the American health care system and the consequent belief that socialized medicine is equivalent to the Great Enlightenment.
If something isn't done immediately, the nation could find itself in the death grip of socialized medicine
Bain (Austin, Texas), general practitioner and surgeon, realizing that her fellow physicians were aware of the hazards of socialized medicine but perhaps that her patients were not, sent the letter, reprinted in this pamphlet, to all of her patients.
Employer-provided health care was born in the 1930s after Franklin Roosevelt decided not to try for universal socialized medicine.
In hindsight, as we socialized our capabilities with our stakeholders, we should have made a more focused effort to socialize the means by which we provided our capability: the RDC.
Additionally, some authors have reported that the African American females of low SES homes are more likely to be socialized to see themselves in ways that contribute to academic success than are males of low SES homes.
After a concise discussion of the importance of immigrants to early modern America's developing industrial economy, Fairchild describes how the need for a large and docile workforce helped create an immigrant medical inspection process that disciplined and socialized newcomers in preparation for the factory floor.
Everybody gets socialized; it's just that some people are more adequately socialized.