Verb > Socialize

Verb – Socialize

1 (no object) : to talk to and do things with other people in a friendly way

She danced and socialized at the party.

— often + with

He doesn’t socialize with the other players on the team.

She enjoys socializing with her coworkers.

2 (+ object) formal : to teach (someone) to behave in a way that is acceptable in society — usually used as (be) socialized

Children are socialized at an early age.

— socialization also British socialisation /ˌsoʊʃələˈzeɪʃən/ Brit /ˌsəʊʃəˌlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun (noncount)

the socialization of children