verb (used without object)
1. to associate in a fraternal or friendly way.
2. to associate cordially or intimately with natives of a conquered country, enemy troops, etc.
verb (used with object)
3. Archaic. to bring into fraternal association or sympathy.
Also, especially British, frat·er·nise.
OTHER WORDS FROM FRATERNIZE
WORDS RELATED TO FRATERNIZE
hobnob, rub elbows with, club together, fall in with, make friends, rub shoulders with, run with
SYNONYMS FOR FRATERNIZE
See synonyms for: fraternize / fraternization on Thesaurus.com
1. socialize, mingle, mix, consort, hobnob.
Origin: 1605–15; < French fraterniser < Medieval Latin fraternizare. See fraternal, -ize
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR FRATERNIZE
They also forbid any US citizen to fraternize or associate with the group.
THE YAKUZA OLYMPICS|JAKE ADELSTEIN|FEBRUARY 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe Margaret would like to fraternize with Mr. Gerald who seems to have the same ideas.
A REAL-LIFE ‘DOWNTON ABBEY’ AFFAIR|MARGARET POWELL|JANUARY 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was then voted, and with enthusiasm, that the Convention should go out and fraternize with the multitude.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORY|JOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Such a wonderful spirit among the militia; perhaps the soldiers will fraternize with the strikers.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHIST|ALEXANDER BERKMAN