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Princeton's WordNet

  1. socialization, socialisationnoun

    the action of establishing on a socialist basis

    "the socialization of medical services"

  2. socialization, socialisation, socializing, socialisingnoun

    the act of meeting for social purposes

    "there was too much socialization with the enlisted men"

  3. socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturationnoun

    the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture

    "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"


  1. socializationnoun

    The process of learning one's culture and how to live within it.

    Socialization skills are important things to learn in kindergarten.

  2. socializationnoun

    The act of interacting with others, of being social.

    Force socialization rarely creates strong friendships, but there are exceptions.

  3. socializationnoun

    Taking under government control as implementing socialism.


  1. Socialization

    In sociology, socialization or socialisation (see spelling differences) is the process of internalizing the norms and ideologies of society. Socialization encompasses both learning and teaching and is thus "the means by which social and cultural continuity are attained".: 5 Socialization is strongly connected to developmental psychology. Humans need social experiences to learn their culture and to survive.Socialization essentially represents the whole process of learning throughout the life course and is a central influence on the behavior, beliefs, and actions of adults as well as of children.Socialization may lead to desirable outcomes—sometimes labeled "moral"—as regards the society where it occurs. Individual views are influenced by the society's consensus and usually tend toward what that society finds acceptable or "normal". Socialization provides only a partial explanation for human beliefs and behaviors, maintaining that agents are not blank slates predetermined by their environment; scientific research provides evidence that people are shaped by both social influences and genes.Genetic studies have shown that a person's environment interacts with their genotype to influence behavioral outcomes.


  1. socialization

    Socialization refers to a lifelong process through which individuals learn about norms, behaviors, values, customs and skills, necessary for participating within their society. It involves the internalization of cultural and societal norms, and largely occurs during childhood, but continues throughout life. Socialization contributes to shaping one's personality, influences attitudes and beliefs, and helps in forming individual identity within the context of a community or society.


  1. Socialization

    Socialisation is a term used by sociologists, social psychologists, anthropologists, political scientists and educationalists to refer to the lifelong process of inheriting and disseminating norms, customs and ideologies, providing an individual with the skills and habits necessary for participating within his or her own society. Socialisation is thus ‘the means by which social and cultural continuity are attained’. Socialisation describes a process which may lead to desirable, or 'moral', outcomes in the opinion of said society. Individual views on certain issues, such as race or economics, are influenced by the view of the society at large and become a "normal," and acceptable outlook or value to have within a society. Many socio-political theories postulate that socialisation provides only a partial explanation for human beliefs and behaviors, maintaining that agents are not 'blank slates' predetermined by their environment. Scientific research provides some evidence that people might be shaped by both social influences and genes. Genetic studies have shown that a person's environment interacts with his or her genotype to influence behavioral outcomes.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Socialization

    The training or molding of an individual through various relationships, educational agencies, and social controls, which enables him to become a member of a particular society.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of socialization in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of socialization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of socialization in a Sentence

  1. Jana Coombs:

    Education is essential for these children, and it's more than one plus one equals two, socialization and hands-on experience is how elementary kids learn best.

  2. Nicole Martins:

    With girls, the more they watched, the more likely they were to perpetuate these behaviors so there's something about the nature of this type of behavior that girls feel comfortable perpetuating, i've argued, and many others have argued, that it's really about socialization, that as a culture, we tend to condone physical aggression with boys, and say, 'Oh that's just the way boys are' but with girls, we tell them not to do that because that's not what girls do.

  3. Francis Collins:

    What has it meant for them to be out of school, which is normally the place where a lot of socialization and education happens for this prolonged period. And what about this issue of being fearful of an illness that might actually affect your families, might suddenly be blamed on you if you were the one who happened to bring the illness in ?

  4. John Kennedy:

    Did it stop COVID ? Does n’t look to me like it did, did it gut the American economy like a fish ? Yes. Did it set our kids back years in terms of learning and socialization ? Yes. Did it lead to neglected health care from people with non-COVID illnesses ? Yes. Did it impact the whole world ? Yes. When America sneezes, the rest of the world gets a cold.

  5. Kyle Woods:

    I think that shaking hands is, and in fact the human touch, is very important to our socialization, i think reasonable caution is what should be practiced but respect those who are more fearful.

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  • Dugo Robert
    Dugo Robert
    Socialization is just a process of geting involved to different groups of people with the intention of gaining something useful , forinstance it can be skills and knowledge language and also get trained about other people 's values traditional and norms. 
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