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English noun: socialization

1. socialization (act) the action of establishing on a socialist basis

SamplesThe socialization of medical services.


Broader (hypernym)group action

2. socialization (act) the act of meeting for social purposes

SamplesThere was too much socialization with the enlisted men.

Synonymssocialisation, socialising, socializing

Broader (hypernym)coming together, meeting

3. socialization (act) the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture

SamplesThe socialization of children to the norms of their culture.

Synonymsacculturation, enculturation, socialisation

Broader (hypernym)social control

Narrower (hyponym)breeding, bringing up, cultivation, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing

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