Meaning of socialization in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsəʊʃəlʌɪˈzeɪʃn/

Translate socialization into Spanish


(also British socialisation)
mass noun
  • 1The activity of mixing socially with others.

    ‘socialization with students has helped her communication skills’
    • ‘Some critics say that keeping children at home with limited socialization is unhealthy for kids.’
    • ‘Apparently lone otters seek some socialization with other otters.’
    • ‘They are expected to maintain their heritage culture through socialization with immigrant parents and members of their ethnic community.’
    • ‘This increased socialization with American students has helped her with her communication skills.’
    • ‘The school setting is an important socialization venue, but the child-teacher relationship has received much less attention than the child-parent relationship.’
  • 2The process of learning to behave in a way that is acceptable to society.

    ‘pre-school starts the process of socialization’
    • ‘Adults play an important role in the socialization of children.’
    • ‘By the silent movie era, public discourse about children focused on their safety and proper socialization.’
    • ‘She provides a potent forum for personal reflections on reconciling one's childhood with issues of socialisation and survival.’
    • ‘One subject here is socialization, particularly of women, but that's only part of it.’
    • ‘The pressure of socialization has long been a characteristic of Japanese culture.’
  • 3Organization of an industry or company according to the principles of socialism.

    ‘planned economic growth was accompanied by the socialization of agriculture’
    • ‘As a result of this 'coercive socialization', the global economy in effect dictates the kinds of economic policies to be pursued by states.’
    • ‘Liberalism was to be an instrument for the active socialization of states, by holding out to them the costs in lost sovereignty of their failure to conform.’
    • ‘The cause of their poverty was seen to be 'dependent capitalism', and the remedy the socialization of the private ownership of the means of production.’
    • ‘In purely distributional terms, these wage earners have little to gain from nationalization or socialization.’
    • ‘The response of the rail unions was to put forward their own plan for socialization of the rails.’