Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
so‧cial‧ize also socialise British English
to spend time with other people in a friendly way
People don't socialize with their neighbours as much as they used to.
2 [transitive usually passive]SEMP
to train someone to behave in a way that is acceptable in the society they are living in
socialize somebody into something
Girls are socialized into appropriate 'feminine' behavior.