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Verb (intransitive), Verb (transitive)


Verb fraternize has 1 sense


fraternizev. i. [Cf. F. fraterniser.].
     To associate or hold fellowship as brothers, or as men of like occupation or character; to have brotherly feelings.  [1913 Webster]
fraternizev. t. 
     To bring into fellowship or brotherly sympathy.  [1913 Webster]
    "Correspondence for fraternizing the two nations."  [1913 Webster]


fraternize, v.intr. (also -ise) (often foll. by with)
1 associate; make friends; behave as intimates.
2 (of troops) enter into friendly relations with enemy troops or the inhabitants of an occupied country.

fraternization n.
F fraterniser & med.L fraternizare f. L fraternus: see FRATERNAL



act the traitor, associate with, assort with, be acquainted with, be friends, be inseparable, chum, chum together, chum with, clique, clique with, club together, collaborate, consort with, cotton to, fall in with, fellowship, flock together, fraternize with, hang around with, hang out with, herd together, hit it off, hobnob with, join, join in fellowship, keep company with, keep up with, know, mingle with, mix with, pal, pal up with, pal with, quisle, run in couples, run with, sort with, take up with, tie up with, turn against




VB cooperate, concur, coact, synergize, conduce, combine, unite one's efforts, keep together, draw together, pull together, club together, hand together, hold together, league together, band together, be banded together, pool, stand shoulder to shoulder, put shoulder to shoulder, act in concert, join forces, fraternize, cling to one another, conspire, concert, lay one's heads together, confederate, be in league with, collude, understand one another, play into the hands of, hunt in couples, side with, take side with, go along with, go hand in hand with, join hands with, make common cause with, strike in with, unite with, join with, mix oneself up with, take part with, cast in one's lot with, join partnership, enter into partnership with, rally round, follow the lead of, come to, pass over to, come into the views of, be in the same boat, row in the same boat, sail in the same boat, sail on the same tack, be a party to, lend oneself to, chip in, participate, have a hand in, have a finger in the pie, take part in, bear part in, second, take the part of, play the game of, espouse a cause, espouse a quarrel.


VB agree, accord, harmonize with, fraternize, be concordant, go hand in hand, run parallel, understand one another, pull together, put up one's horses together, sing in chorus, side with, sympathize with, go with, chime in with, fall in with, come round, be pacified, assent, empathize with, enter into the ideas of, enter into the feelings of, reciprocate, hurler avec les loups, go with the stream, swim with the stream, keep in good humor, render accordant, put in tune, come to an understanding, meet halfway, keep the peace, remain at peace, be harmonious, harmonize, chime, symphonize, transpose, put in tune, tune, accord, string.


VB be friendly, be friends, be acquainted with, know, have the ear of, keep company with, hold communication with, have dealings with, sympathize with, have a leaning to, bear good will, love, make much of, befriend, introduce to, set one's horses together, have the latchstring out, hold out the right hand of friendship, extend the right hand of friendship, hold out the right hand of fellowship, become friendly, make friends with, break the lee, be introduced to, make acquaintance with, pick acquaintance with, scrape acquaintance with, get into favor, gain the friendship of, shake hands with, fraternize, embrace, receive with open arms, throw oneself into the arms of, meet halfway, take in good part.


VB be sociable, know, be acquainted, associate with, sort with, keep company with, walk hand in hand with, eat off the same trencher, club together, consort, bear one company, join, make acquaintance with, make advances, fraternize, embrace, be at home with, feel at home with, make oneself at home with, make free with, crack a bottle with, receive hospitality, live at free quarters, find the latchstring out, visit, pay a visit, interchange visits, interchange cards, call at, call upon, leave a card, drop in, look in, look one up, beat up one's quarters, entertain, give a party, be at home, see one's friends, hang out, keep open house, do the honors, receive, receive with open arms, welcome, give a warm reception, to kill the fatted calf.


VB be benevolent, have one's heart in the right place, bear good will, wish well, wish Godspeed, view with an eye of favor, regard with an eye of favor, take in good part, take an interest in, feel an interest in, be interested in, feel interested in, sympathize with, empathize with, feel for, fraternize, enter into the feelings of others, do as you would be done by, meet halfway, treat well, give comfort, smooth the bed of death, do good, do a good turn, benefit, render a service, be of use, aid.

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