Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To interact with others
  • v. To instruct, usually subconsciously, in the etiquette of a society
  • v. To take into collective or governmental ownership

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To render social.
  • transitive v. To subject to, or regulate by, socialism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render social.
  • To form or regulate according to the theories of socialism. Also spelled socialise.

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

  • v. take part in social activities; interact with others
  • v. make conform to socialist ideas and philosophies
  • v. prepare for social life
  • v. train for a social environment

Etymologies

social +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

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