• WordNet 3.6
    • v socialize make conform to socialist ideas and philosophies "Health care should be socialized!"
    • v socialize prepare for social life "Children have to be socialized in school"
    • v socialize train for a social environment "The children must be properly socialized"
    • v socialize take part in social activities; interact with others "He never socializes with his colleagues","The old man hates to socialize"
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Dutchess grooms for her social visit Dutchess grooms for her social visit

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ants are social insects and live in colonies which may have as many as 500,000 individuals.
    • Socialize To render social.
    • Socialize To subject to, or regulate by, socialism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1865, several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, called the Ku Klux Klan.
    • socialize To render social.
    • socialize To form or regulate according to the theories of socialism. Also spelled socialise.
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him.”
  • Vadim Bakatin
    Vadim Bakatin
    “Making capitalism out of socialism is like making eggs out of an omelet.”
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    “Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.”
  • Laurence J. Mcginley
    Laurence J. Mcginley
    “The problem is not whether business will survive in competition with business, but whether any business will survive at all in the ;face of social change.”
  • Martin Oppenheimer
    Martin Oppenheimer
    “Today's city is the most vulnerable social structure ever conceived by man.”
  • Zoe Fairbairns
    Zoe Fairbairns
    “When we say a woman is of a certain social class, we really mean her husband or father is.”


In literature:

The amelioration promised to aliens and to future Americans was to possess its moral and social aspects.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
If we pass from our theology to our social science we come to the most characteristic result of the crowd principle that the times afford.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
There was great ardour among them for the improvement of social conditions, a sense of the social mission of Christianity.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
One field of neglected social activity is the home as a recreation and social center.
"The Social Emergency" by Various
Social improvement through the excommunication of property interests is inevitably a disorderly process.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
This is very largely due to social and economic conditions.
"The Boy and the Sunday School" by John L. Alexander
And here we have a glimpse of one of the finest harmonies in the social world.
"Essays on Political Economy" by Frederic Bastiat
All ranks in the social hierarchy, except the Pope, his Legates and Nuncios, and the bishops, were amenable to this Inquisition.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
In the absence of the generalisations of biology and psychology, rational interpretation of social phenomena is impossible.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
The social significance of Hull House is in its relative degree the possible social significance of every home in this land.
"The Business of Being a Woman" by Ida M. Tarbell

In poetry:

Not one kind look….one friendly word!
Wilt thou in chilling silence sit;
Nor through the social hour afford
One cheering smile, or beam of wit?
"Secret Love" by Amelia Opie
Hail, glorious change, to Nature dear!
Methinks I see the bridal throng;
And hark, where lonely sisters prayed,
How sweetly swells the social song!
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
Their forms, their talents, and their talk,
Seem'd match'd by some angelic powers,
Ne'er grew upon a rose's stalk
A sweeter pair of social flowers.
"The Stag" by William Hayley
Oh! while our bark is seen,
Our little bark of kindly, social love,
Down life's clear stream to move
Toward the summer shores, where all is green —
"To" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Far frae scenes of saftening pleasure,
Love's delights and beauty's charms!
Far frae friendship's social leisure,--
Plung'd in murdering war's alarms!
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
For soon, from Wit and Friendship's reign,
The social hearth, the sprightly vein,
I go—to meet the coming year,
On savage plains, and deserts drear!
"Upon a Visit to a Lady of Quality" by William Shenstone

In news:

SOCIAL SPECTACLE – In summer, large groups of loons from neighboring lakes get together for social interaction.
An average of 155 million tweets are posted on the social networking site Twitter each day, the social media giant tweeted last week.
The ability to understand vocabulary and concepts is an essential part of the social studies, and social studies offers many rich topics to use to teach literacy skills.
Giving Away a Book on Social Media to Leverage Social Media.
Hearsay Social, a San Francisco-based social media management platform for brands, has added Hearsay Social for Google+ Pages to its social platform in a partnership with Google.
Brands can select influencers on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and other social networks and engage with them based on topic, vertical market, social influence , and consumer reach.
Tides Canada is a major social-policy and environmental organization tackling poverty, climate change and social justice issues.
Social Life helps state harness the power of social media.
Last month's column was on timing, how and when you filed for your Social Security Benefits to maximize your lifetime earnings from Social Security.
Safely Unleashing The Power of Social Media In this whitepaper, "Safely Unleashing the Power of Social Media," you will understand that by being proactive and working with the marketing department.
Today's social networks have evolved into platforms that support social interactive applications and provide new meaning and utility to communities.
Many students are involved in "social combat" as they navigate their school's social hierarchy.
As Conventions Wrap, Democrats Win Round One of Social Media Fight Conventions show campaigns can't buy social conversations By Charlie Warzel, Christopher Heine.
Social media has played a key role in the success of our networks, especially this summer, with highly successful 'social-by-design' campaigns for shows like TNT 's Dallas and Falling Skies.
In February, SNAP (Social Network Appreciation Platform) announced the first web-based platform that integrates traditional in-store loyalty programs with social media networks.

In science:

Predicting popularity of content in social media, however, is challenging due to the complex interactions between content quality and how the social media site chooses to highlight content.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
Moreover, most social media sites also selectively present content that has been highly rated by similar users, whose similarity is indicated implicitly by their behavior or explicitly by links in a social network.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
While this model included social influence, i.e., the increased visibility of stories to a user’s neighbors in the social network, it did not address the commonality of users’ interests indicated by links.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
Social information processing in social news aggregation.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
Social networks and social information filtering on digg.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users