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Definition of "socialize" [so•cial•ize]

  • To place under government or group ownership or control. (verb-transitive)
  • To make fit for companionship with others; make sociable. (verb-transitive)
  • To convert or adapt to the needs of society. (verb-transitive)
  • To take part in social activities. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "socialize" in a sentence
  • "Everything was well planned and I was able to enjoy myself and socialize, which is sometimes hard to do when serving a coursed dinner."
  • "At 8.8 per 1000, South Carolina's infant mortality rate is three times higher than the infant mortality rate of Sweden; 2 1/2 time higher than the infant mortality rate of France - Both countries with so-called "socialize ­d medicine.""
  • "They have people panicked that the government will take away their current plans and "socialize" their health care and that the government will ration their care."