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Users socialize to figure out what they're going to do on the weekend. They use MySpace to discover new music and post events. Musicians upload their music. People use it for entertainment purposes or to sell goods in the classified area. MySpace makes what they do in the offline world a) more efficient or b) more interesting.
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Meaning of "socialize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOCIALIZE

socialize  [ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOCIALIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Socialize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb socialize in English.

WHAT DOES SOCIALIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

socialize

Socialization

Socialization is a term used by sociologists, social psychologists, anthropologists, political scientists and educationalists to refer to the lifelong process of inheriting and disseminating norms, customs and ideologies, providing an individual with the skills and habits necessary for participating within his or her own society. Socialization is thus ‘the means by which social and cultural continuity are attained’. Socialization describes a process which may lead to desirable, or 'moral', outcomes in the opinion of said society. Individual views on certain issues, such as race or economics, are influenced by the view of the society at large and become a "normal," and acceptable outlook or value to have within a society. Many socio-political theories postulate that socialization provides only a partial explanation for human beliefs and behaviors, maintaining that agents are not 'blank slates' predetermined by their environment. Scientific research provides some evidence that people might be shaped by both social influences and genes. Genetic studies have shown that a person's environment interacts with his or her genotype to influence behavioral outcomes.

Definition of socialize in the English dictionary

The first definition of socialize in the dictionary is to behave in a friendly or sociable manner. Other definition of socialize is to prepare for life in society. Socialize is also to alter or create so as to be in accordance with socialist principles, as by nationalization.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SOCIALIZE

PRESENT

Present
I socialize
you socialize
he/she/it socializes
we socialize
you socialize
they socialize
Present continuous
I am socializing
you are socializing
he/she/it is socializing
we are socializing
you are socializing
they are socializing
Present perfect
I have socialized
you have socialized
he/she/it has socialized
we have socialized
you have socialized
they have socialized
Present perfect continuous
I have been socializing
you have been socializing
he/she/it has been socializing
we have been socializing
you have been socializing
they have been socializing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I socialized
you socialized
he/she/it socialized
we socialized
you socialized
they socialized
Past continuous
I was socializing
you were socializing
he/she/it was socializing
we were socializing
you were socializing
they were socializing
Past perfect
I had socialized
you had socialized
he/she/it had socialized
we had socialized
you had socialized
they had socialized
Past perfect continuous
I had been socializing
you had been socializing
he/she/it had been socializing
we had been socializing
you had been socializing
they had been socializing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will socialize
you will socialize
he/she/it will socialize
we will socialize
you will socialize
they will socialize
Future continuous
I will be socializing
you will be socializing
he/she/it will be socializing
we will be socializing
you will be socializing
they will be socializing
Future perfect
I will have socialized
you will have socialized
he/she/it will have socialized
we will have socialized
you will have socialized
they will have socialized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been socializing
you will have been socializing
he/she/it will have been socializing
we will have been socializing
you will have been socializing
they will have been socializing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would socialize
you would socialize
he/she/it would socialize
we would socialize
you would socialize
they would socialize
Conditional continuous
I would be socializing
you would be socializing
he/she/it would be socializing
we would be socializing
you would be socializing
they would be socializing
Conditional perfect
I would have socialize
you would have socialize
he/she/it would have socialize
we would have socialize
you would have socialize
they would have socialize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been socializing
you would have been socializing
he/she/it would have been socializing
we would have been socializing
you would have been socializing
they would have been socializing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you socialize
we let´s socialize
you socialize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to socialize
Past participle
socialized
Present Participle
socializing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOCIALIZE


artificialise
ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃəˌlaɪz
artificialize
ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃəˌlaɪz
commercialize
kəˈmɜːʃəˌlaɪz
deracialize
diːˈreɪʃəˌlaɪz
dissocialize
dɪsˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz
essentialise
ɪˈsɛnʃəˌlaɪz
essentialize
ɪˈsenʃəˌlaɪz
initialize
ɪˈnɪʃəˌlaɪz
overspecialise
ˌəʊvəˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz
overspecialize
ˌəʊvəˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz
provincialize
prəˈvɪnʃəˌlaɪz
racialize
ˈreɪʃəˌlaɪz
resocialise
riːˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz
resocialize
riːˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz
socialise
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz
specialize
ˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz
subspecialise
sʌbˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz
subspecialize
ˈsʌbspeʃəˌlaɪz
substantialise
səbˈstænʃəˌlaɪz
superficialize
ˌsuːpəˈfɪʃəˌlaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOCIALIZE

socialisation
socialise
socialiser
socialism
socialist
Socialist International
Socialist Labor Party
socialist party
socialist realism
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Socialist Workers´ Party
socialistic
socialistically
socialite
socialities
sociality
socializable
socialization
socializer
socializing

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOCIALIZE

Belize
capitalize
contextualize
crystalize
decriminalize
finalize
generalize
immortalize
legalize
localize
marginalize
materialize
nationalize
neutralize
normalize
personalize
rationalize
realize
revitalize
vandalize
visualize

Synonyms and antonyms of socialize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SOCIALIZE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «socialize» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of socialize

Translation of «socialize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOCIALIZE

Find out the translation of socialize to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of socialize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «socialize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

社交
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hacer vida social
570 millions of speakers

English

socialize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मेलजोल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اجتماعيا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пообщаться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

socializar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমাজতান্ত্রিক করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rencontrer des gens
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersosial
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kontakte knüpfen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

つきあう
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사람들과 사귀다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sosialisasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xã hội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பழக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सामाजिक करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sosyalleştirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

intrattenere rapporti sociali
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

towarzysko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поспілкуватися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

socializa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοινωνικοποιηθούν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kuier
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

umgås
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sosialisere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of socialize

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOCIALIZE»

The term «socialize» is very widely used and occupies the 21.169 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOCIALIZE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about socialize

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOCIALIZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word socialize.
1
Carol P. Christ
The mother must socialize her daughter to become subordinate to men, and if her daughter challenges patriarchal norms, the mother is likely to defend the patriarchal structures against her own daughters.
2
Tyler Cowen
Most restaurants in most cities, including Washington, are at a sort of mid-level. They're somewhat trendy, or they have some sort of gimmick, or they're somewhat expensive. And they make a lot of money off drinks. I tell people don't go to most of them, unless your goal is just to socialize.
3
Jeffery Deaver
When you work alone, you need to socialize at some level.
4
Chris DeWolfe
Users socialize to figure out what they're going to do on the weekend. They use MySpace to discover new music and post events. Musicians upload their music. People use it for entertainment purposes or to sell goods in the classified area. MySpace makes what they do in the offline world a) more efficient or b) more interesting.
5
Maureen Dowd
Reagan didn't socialize with the press. He spent his evenings with Nancy, watching TV with dinner trays. But he knew that to transcend, you can't condescend.
6
Harold Ford, Jr.
I think if you socialize, dine with, spend time with known terrorists that are on the list of those who want to do harm to America, you put yourself in peril. I don't dine, socialize or spend time with people who are on the terrorist lists.
7
Daniel Goleman
Emotional 'literacy' implies an expanded responsibility for schools in helping to socialize children. This daunting task requires two major changes: that teachers go beyond their traditional mission and that people in the community become more involved with schools as both active participants in children's learning and as individual mentors.
8
Rachel Hunter
By the time I was 29 I'd spent eight years with someone else's group of friends. I had no idea what it was like to be a woman with mates of her own to socialize with.
9
Jon Katz
Personally, I don't want to own a dog that inspires fear. I choose my dogs carefully, have their temperaments observed and evaluated, train and socialize them day after day. Yet I know any dog can be unpredictable.
10
Walter Kirn
The strange anthropological lesson of social media is that human beings, if given a choice, often prefer to socialize alone.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOCIALIZE»

Discover the use of socialize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to socialize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Socialize Your Small Business: Internet Marketing For Small ...
Internet Marketing For Small Business Leland Dieno. Socialize Your Small Business The New Breed Of Customer Customers have changed. The economy. Socialize Your Small Business.
Leland Dieno, 2013
2
Business Etiquette For Dummies
socialize. Before you get down to serious socializing, you should decide whether you want to attend any social event at all. How should you decide? If your boss or another influential person asks you out to dinner, don't say no, even if you ...
Sue Fox, 2011
3
Second Language Learning: Cultural Adaptation Processes in ...
Most students did not have the chance to socialize often, due to lack of time (they were devoted exclusively to study and work) and lack of opportunities (even though they may had some interest and leisure time). When few opportunities were ...
Virginia Gonzalez, 2004
4
Connecting the Dots: Ministering to Your Congregation ...
When it comes to fellowship group formation, one painful observation needs to be recognized; namely, most individuals want to socialize with their peers or those who are younger than they are. Young adults want to associate with other young ...
Peter Rudowski, 2009
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Common Chinese Words That Are Often Confused
Socialize is a verb and its derived adj ective is social. The Chinese word ii? is a noun, it is mainly used as a modifier in a noun phrase which is roughly equivalent to its counterpart adjective —soial” in English. Examples: 0 iifi—'EiL'fi (social ...
Ping Makarsky, 2014
6
Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behavior
The top curve in the body of the figure represents what might happen to a child (I will call him Pat) whose innate temperament makes him truly easy to socialize; he is bright, nonaggressive, moderately timid, with a naturally loving disposition.
Theodore Millon, Erik Simonsen, Morten Birket-Smith, 2002
7
Chihuahuas For Dummies
People, including me in the previous sections, keep telling you how important it is to socialize a dog early, and you didn't even acquire your Chi until she was an adult. Worse yet, you think terrible things may have happened to her before you ...
Jacqueline O'Neil, 2011
8
Understanding Autism For Dummies
Socialize. If you've ever experienced difficulty learning the customs of a culture when traveling to a foreign country, you have a small inkling of what it can be like to live with Asperger Syndrome on a daily basis. Professionals have developed ...
Stephen Shore, Linda G. Rastelli, 2011
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Giant Schnauzers: Everything about Purchase, Care, ...
50. HOW-TO: SOCIALIZE. YOUR. /i i\ iTuriul lluit mu soriiilixe yintr innug (iiunt f nippy by iukias the yuungster imt in e.rfu-rienre in-ir sighls. UNOUU, sniellx, ntnl diffrTent siHurtirmx. I puppy ituix mrciulizeil u-ill ln-runn- n reliuhlc ndnlt thm thut run ...
Joe Stahlkuppe, 2002
10
Managing Employee Attitudes and Behaviors in the Tourism and ...
Following this review, the tactics that organizations use to socialize newcomers are examined. These tactics range from institutionalized (a structured program of socialization designed to reduce ambiguity and uncertainty and encourage ...
Salih Kusluvan, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOCIALIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term socialize is used in the context of the following news items.
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Extremely frugal family finding it hard to socialize
The problem is, we can't seem to socialize with any of the people around us, because they all seem to have more money to spare. All of our middle-class, ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
2
Senior picnic a chance to socialize
People attending the Area Agency on Aging's 41st annual senior picnic said they go each year to see other people. "I come to see all the people I can only see ... «Daily American Online, Jul 15»
3
Can We Socialize Courage?
As Salman Rushdie said in a recent New York Times commentary, "We find it easier, in these confused times, to admire physical bravery than moral courage.". «Huffington Post, May 15»
4
Three young Racine men accused of breaking into home so they …
Cecconie told police they entered the home to socialize, drink and run around. Eventually, Cecconie told police Gonzalez kicked out a window from the inside ... «fox6now.com, Apr 15»
5
Exercise, socialize and stay happier
In the book, “What Makes Olga Run: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us about Living Longer, Happier Lives," Bruce ... «Ashland Daily Tidings, Mar 15»
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Today's college freshmen socialize less, Internet more than any …
Today that number has fallen by more than half: fewer than two in 10 kids spend that much time with their friends. (It's common for today's students to socialize ... «Washington Post, Feb 15»
7
College Freshmen Socialize Less, Feel Depressed More
College freshmen are spending less time socializing with friends and partying, and more time interacting through online social networks and studying. Perhaps ... «U.S. News & World Report, Feb 15»
8
I Tried to Socialize a Feral Kitten and Instead Got a Catastrophe
$hClean! would spend time in the bathroom trying to socialize the kittens, and Little S*** would literally bite the hand that fed her. Luckily, we've learned to wear ... «Catster, Jan 15»
9
Do we really need to host three separate Christmas dinners for …
Every Christmas for the past 15 years, my husband and I have hosted Christmas dinner three times. Once for his parents, who do not want to socialize with ... «The Globe and Mail, Dec 14»
10
Socialize Uber
In response to a wave of bad behavior by the popular ride-sharing service Uber—with one executive suggesting digging up dirt on journalists who write negative ... «The Nation., Dec 14»

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