socialize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “socialize” in the English Dictionary

"socialize" in British English

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

socialize verb (GO OUT)

B2 [I] to ​spendtime 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 Adam's ​actually doing some ​work at ​college - he ​seems to ​spend all his ​time socializing!
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socialize verb (TRAIN)

[T] to ​trainpeople or ​animals to ​behave in a way that ​others in the ​groupthink is ​suitable: Here at the ​school we make every ​effort to socialize these ​youngoffenders.
noun [U] (UK usually socialisation) uk   /ˌsəʊ.ʃəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌsoʊ.ʃəl.ə-/
(Definition of socialize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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socializeverb [I]

 us   /ˈsoʊ·ʃəˌlɑɪz/
to ​spendtime with other ​people for ​pleasure: Although he ​works a lot, Manny still ​findstime to socialize with ​friends.
(Definition of socialize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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