Meaning of “fraternize” in the English Dictionary

"fraternize" in British English

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fraternizeverb [ I ]

UK usually fraternise uk /ˈfræt.ə.naɪz/ us /ˈfræt̬.ɚ.naɪz/

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?
The soldiers were accused of fraternizing with the enemy.
noun [ U ] UK usually fraternisation uk /ˌfræt.ən.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌfræt̬.ɚ.nəˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “fraternize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fraternize" in American English

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fraternizeverb [ I ]

us /ˈfræt̬·ərˌnɑɪz/

to meet socially with someone who belongs to a different or opposing group:

The soldiers were told not to fraternize with any of the local people.

(Definition of “fraternize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)