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socializing or socialising (ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪzɪŋ)



  1. the action of behaving in a friendly or sociable manner   ⇒ He doesn't like socializing., There isn't much socializing on campus., The hours were terrible, so socialising was difficult.

socialize or socialise (ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz Pronunciation for )



  1. (intransitive) to behave in a friendly or sociable manner
  2. (transitive) to prepare for life in society
  3. (transitive) (mainly US) to alter or create so as to be in accordance with socialist principles, as by nationalization

Derived Forms

ˈsocialˌizable, ˈsocialˌisable adjective
ˈsocialˌizer, ˈsocialˌiser noun


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= mix, interact, mingle, be sociable, meet, go out, entertain, get together, fraternize, have people round, be a good mixer, get about or around

Example Sentences Including 'socializing'

"Then he walked into his worst nightmare at a place where he had spent many nights playing pool and socializing.
Toronto Sun (2003)
Marion remembers years of easy socializing with American farmers, just down Brown Road.
Toronto Sun (2003)
Perhaps Tobes wasn't at work at all, perhaps he was socializing.
Trenhalle, John A Means to Evil
Travelling in a crowd, you spend more time talking and socializing with the others, rather than being on your own.
Mayes, Kathleen Beat Jet Lag - arrive alert and stay alert
Which would be the better group, from the socializing point of view?
various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990
`They could use a break, and without the socializing that goes on in hotels.
Mosco, Maisie Out of the Ashes


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