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Princeton's WordNet

  1. socialized, socialisedadjective

    under group or government control

    "socialized ownership"; "socialized medicine"


  1. socializedadjective

    subsidized for social reasons


  1. socialized

    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. socialized

    Socialized generally refers to the process of learning and internalising the norms, values, behaviors, and social skills appropriate to one's social position or society. It also refers to the phenomenon where individuals participate or interact in a group or society. Additionally, in the context of economics or politics, socialized can mean the conversion of private property or industry to ownership and control by the community or state.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of socialized in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of socialized in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of socialized in a Sentence

  1. Dulcinea Pitagora:

    Queer, trans, and cis people are all socialized from a very young age to make all of the same assumptions about themselves and others, and it's almost impossible not to internalize and project those assumptions on others to some extent, because of that, it makes sense that queer and transgender and gender non-conforming people worry about people reading us the wrong way, because of how the majority often incorrectly reads our gender, or makes other assumptions based on the way our bodies are perceived.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I believe in socialized medicine, public ownership of the drug companies and placing doctors on salaries. The idea that millionaires can make money by selling poor people drugs that they desperately need for highly inflated prices disgusts me.

  3. Bridgett Knote:

    When people foster pets, they are getting them ready for their forever homes by socializing them, socialized pets spend less time in our adoption center. They get adopted quicker because they are comfortable being around people. What’s equally important is the feedback we get from our foster parents about the behavior of the animals in their homes.

  4. Deborah Nichols:

    Girls partially are socialized to, sadly, care about appearance and relationships and social media fosters that kind of relationship building.

  5. Ashley Ruba:

    Gratitude can be socialized in a similar way... actually having conversations about things that you're grateful for and why you're grateful for these things.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    A omnifarious
    B arbitrary
    C soft-witted
    D elusive

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