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

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


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  • It could also be that children from weaalthier backgrounds are more likely to be in schools that offer after school activities/ boarding/ single sex education etc. and also that they can afford too invest their time in other time consuming, expensive activities, so their is less opportunity to 'socialise', as it were.

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  • Then all these old people arrived and we had to 'socialise' with them for about an hour before we all went into the buffet thing for lunch.

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  • The PAC wanted to "socialise" the economy but did not want to chase whites into the sea.

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  • On March 18, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander John Sheehan told a U.S. congressional hearing that European armies had been weakened by efforts to "socialise" them, including allowing gay soldiers to serve.

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  • Sheehan suggested that without the need for an active combat capability since the end of the Cold War - "they did not believe the Germans were going to attack again or the Soviets were coming back" - the Dutch had made an effort to "socialise" their army.

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  • A further six gorillas, currently under protection in Rwanda, are due to be flown to the sanctuary on 10 June to "socialise" with the first group.

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  • The article suggests that using social media to encourage visitors to your site may not only increase repeat visitors, but can give you a better insight into what readers actually want as you "socialise" on these sites.


  • I can only presume that government and EU motives for promoting this crap is a combination of relief that they have spotted a fnancial revenue stream to solve the bank crisis and that it gives them carte blanche to 'socialise' us all still further.


  • "socialise" their forces by, among other things, letting gay people serve. Latest

  • If there's an area where people like the architecture, and they can socialise, and not just shop, that's what will happen.

    The British high street: RIP


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  • socialise, v. to email something around

    The Guardian, 26 February 2016:

    9am Someone suggests I “socialise” my documents. I decide to just email them round for people to review. When did we stop being able to use the words we want to? I don’t “start” a new phase, I have to “commence” it.

    March 1, 2016