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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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