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In the upshot it proved that they were not yet to fraternize with the Army of the Valley.

To fraternize means to make a brother of; to receive into a fraternity.

Next day the National Guards will fraternize with the people!

I made one more attempt to fraternize with them, and only one.

The Russians seemed to fraternize with the French more than with us.

No, comrades, if you are going to fraternize, then fraternize everywhere.

He was sure that upon recognizing him they would at once fraternize with the invaders.

The five sections of the Institute kept to their circle but did not fraternize.

He did not fraternize with these waifs, feeling that his was another plane.

Thurstan tried to protest and Jacob to fraternize, but all was useless.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "to sympathize as brothers," from French fraterniser, from Medieval Latin fraternizare, from fraternus "brotherly" (see fraternity). Military sense of "cultivate friendship with enemy troops" is from 1897 (used in World War I with reference to the Christmas Truce). Used oddly by World War II armed forces to mean "have sex with women from enemy countries."

Related: Fraternized; fraternizing.

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