also socialise BrE [ˈsəuʃəl-aız US ˈsou-] v
1.) [I]
to spend time with other people in a friendly way
socialize with
People don't socialize with their neighbours as much as they used to.
2.) [T usually passive]
to train someone to behave in a way that is acceptable in the society they are living in
socialize sb into sth
Girls are socialized into appropriate 'feminine' behavior.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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