Translation of socialize in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊʃəlaɪz/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [Psychology/Psicología] socializar*
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    • Education can only be sound if children are socialized into valuing and building themselves and their community.
    • Girls and boys are socialized into conventional gender roles early, through differences in dress and through limitations or direct instruction in appropriate play activities.
    • As with churches, the professions, and the military, students are socialized into a culture and are expected to master its standards of excellence and ethics.
  • 2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Politics/Política] nacionalizar* socialized medicine medicina (feminine) social
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    • Why would people bother looking for oil, when a socialist Government would socialise the advantages that they gained from their efforts in drilling for oil?
    • Already the great bulk of the productive forces, those that dominate the economy, have been socialised.
    • It is the Government's intention to nationalise or socialise the health sector, and we are seeing it with the primary health organisations.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • alternar; (at party) circular; (chat) (American English/inglés norteamericano) charlar they don't socialize much no alternan or no salen mucho, no hacen mucha vida social he doesn't socialize with his employees no tiene trato social con sus empleados
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    • His speeches at fundraisers are often less than rousing and he dislikes socializing with wealthy donors, making it harder for the project to raise money.
    • She also suffered from low self-esteem, feeling fat and unpretty and experiencing difficulties socializing with her schoolmates.
    • Many of the new counselors were amazed that they had been socializing with one of the assistant directors all day and didn't have an inkling.

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