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socialize (v.)

1828, "to render social," from social (adj.). Meaning "to be sociable, to mingle" is recorded from 1895. Meaning "to make socialistic" is from 1846. Related: Socialized; socializing. The phrasing in socialized medicine is by 1912.

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Definitions of socialize from WordNet

socialize (v.)
take part in social activities; interact with others;
He never socializes with his colleagues
The old man hates to socialize
Synonyms: socialise
socialize (v.)
train for a social environment;
The children must be properly socialized
Synonyms: socialise
socialize (v.)
prepare for social life;
Children have to be socialized in school
Synonyms: socialise
socialize (v.)
make conform to socialist ideas and philosophies;
Health care should be socialized!
Synonyms: socialise
From wordnet.princeton.edu