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
social + -ize (Wiktionary)