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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of socialise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective under group or government control


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  • The American public are too compliant and stupid to recognise the value of "socialised" medicine, and are easily duped by big business to keep paying too much for too little.

    NHS bans on operations gamble with patients' health, senior surgeon warns 2011

  • That a corporation built upon social principles would hide away their executives and not allow themselves to be 'socialised' is an interesting linguistic conundrum in of itself.

    On the dangers of Facebook DC 2010

  • The only thing that's keeping her alive are thousands upon thousands of dollars of "socialised" health care.

    Blogging Tory Kate McMillan: Wishing violent death on people this holiday season. CC 2009

  • In this fashion the State could have "socialised " without confiscation the railways of this country if it had taken them over fifty years ago, promising the then owners more than they were then obtaining.

    Belloc Speaks - The Reformers And The Reformed Are Alike/2 2007

  • He warns the parental leave plan will lead to private benefits being '' socialised '', as companies already operating schemes close them, and to increases in spending and tax.

    The Age News Headlines 2010

  • At least you are not wittering on about "socialised" healthcare like your chums do

    Propeller Most Popular Stories chip56 2010

  • Not least is that in individualist cultures people prefer to construct identities and be "socialised" through - what they believe to be - their own efforts, the degree to which dress conformity is constructed by a canny clothes industry notwithstanding.

    The Guardian World News Ian Linden 2010

  • Banks need to be nationalised to regulate themselves properly; debt needs to be "socialised" on a grand scale and government should allow subsidy and soft loans to their key industries.

    Planète Béranger v3 2009

  • So how does he feel about the way the debate in the US has come to be dominated by Republican-inspired attacks on Britain's NHS and other "socialised" health services which give people the treatment they need even if they cannot afford to pay for it?

    The Guardian World News 2009

  • The protest measures on 'socialised' medicine conform to the pattern set by that mistaken American assumption that rugged individualism should carry the day and trump 'collective' decisions.

    CounterPunch 2009


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