fraternize fraternize  /f ˈræ tər ˌnaɪz/


  • (v) be on friendly terms with someone, as if with a brother, especially with an enemy


  1. They impose strict segregation of the sexes and beat up those who dare to fraternize.
  2. The other twoColonels George Papadopoulos and Nicholas Makarezoshe did not remember; a King does not usually fraternize with colonels.
  3. Supporters of Ivorian Popular Front presidential candidate Laurent Gbagbo exult as they fraternize with Ivorian Army soldiers in the Abidjan suburb of Abobo.


  • The future of Dwarf Fortress

    Gamasutra speaks to Tarn Adams, creator of the iconoclastic and unique simulation game, about his future plans, why he doesn't fraternize with developers, and why he resolutely refuses to sell out. ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Gamasutra


  1. "We are taking very firm measures - changing some of the commanders, some of the civilian staff have been disciplined - and we've come up with very strict instructions that they should not fraternize the way they have done in the past," UN...
    on Feb 28, 2005 By: Kofi Annan Source: WorldNetDaily

  2. "No," Kent said, "and that has nothing to do with the person breaking the record. I wouldn't shake his hand out of respect for this game. I don't go behind the batting cage before a game and gab with opposing players. I don't fraternize." "A...
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: Jeff Kent Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "It's almost like a football mentality, and that's how Rickie is," Randolph said. "He's a throwback. He's no-nonsense, doesn't make excuses. What's weird is that maybe I was like that, too. I didn't fraternize a lot. I wasn't very talkative...
    on Feb 25, 2010 By: Willie Randolph Source:

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