Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fraternize”

fraternize

verb [I] uk (UK usually fraternise)   /ˈfræt.ə.naɪz/ us    /-ɚ-/
to meet someone socially, especially someone who belongs to an opposing army or team, or has a different social position: Do the doctors fraternize much with the nurses here? He accused the England team of fraternizing too much with the opposition.Being, becoming friends and getting to know someone
fraternization
noun [U] uk (UK usually fraternisation)   /ˌfræt.ən.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ɚ.nɪ-/
(Definition of fraternize from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fraternize?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fraternize” in other dictionaries

Translations of “fraternize”

Word of the Day

roost

When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More