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socialize

verb [T] (TRAIN) (UK usually socialise)     /ˈsəʊ.ʃəl.aɪz/ US  /ˈsoʊ.ʃə.laɪz/
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 .Teaching in general socialization (UK usually socialisation)     /ˌsəʊ.ʃəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌsoʊ.ʃəl.ə-/ noun [U]
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