Fraternize definition

frătər-nīz
The definition of fraternize is to chat in a friendly, brotherly way, or to get close to an enemy.

An example of fraternize is to mingle with coworkers at a party.

An example of fraternize is to date someone on the side you are fighting against.

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(intransitive) To associate with others in a brotherly or friendly manner;
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(intransitive) To associate as friends with an enemy, in violation of duty.
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To associate with others in a brotherly or congenial way.
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To associate on friendly terms with an enemy or opposing group, often in violation of discipline or orders.
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To associate in a brotherly manner; be on friendly terms.
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To have intimate or friendly relations with any of the enemy.
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Origin of fraternize

  • French fraterniser from Medieval Latin frāternizāre from Latin frāternus fraternal fraternal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French fraterniser

    From Wiktionary