from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To place under government or group ownership or control.
  • intransitive verb To cause to accept or behave in accordance with social norms or expectations.
  • intransitive verb To take part in social activities.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

social +‎ -ize


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