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socialize

verb uk (UK usually socialise)   /ˈsəʊ.ʃəl.aɪz/ us    /ˈsoʊ.ʃə.laɪz/

socialize verb (GO OUT)

B2 [I] to spend time when you are not working with friends or with other people in order to enjoy yourself: I tend not to socialize with my colleagues. I hope Adrian's actually doing some work at college - he seems to spend all his time socializing!

socialize verb (TRAIN)

[T] to train people or animals to behave in a way that others in the group think is suitable: Here at the school we make every effort to socialize these young offenders.
socialization
noun [U] uk (UK usually socialisation)   /ˌsəʊ.ʃəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌsoʊ.ʃəl.ə-/
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