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|German to English translations [PRO]|
Medical - Medical: Health Care
|German term or phrase: vergesellschaften|
|In a medical (con)text, but in general terms, what are some suggestions for this, please:?|
|Local time: 22:22|
|to socialize (with its full array of meanings); to nationalize|
The source of ambiguity in this posting is the term "medical" as it refers to the context. The general assumption, as I see it, is that the context involves a clinical discussion. Could it be that you meant "health care context" instead?
The verb "to socialize" carries a very wide range of meanings, some commonly used in ordinary conversations, while others are mostly used by behavioral specialists. General dictionaries list a few, while medical and social science reference works add some others. Some of these meanings have already been posted above by my able colleagues.
What is very relevant to this thread, however, is one particular meaning that we hear very often in connection with health care, and that is "to socialize by bringing into the public sector, or to nationalize." The common expression one often hears is "socialized medicine," "socialized health care," or socialized health insurance." If that is the context, then "to nationalize" is not far off.
A more specific context would yield a less hazy (and less rambling) answer, but I hope this helps some.
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|4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer |
1.Socialization process is a process of accepting the norms of a society as the individual grows up, which enables him to function as a part of the society
2. I don't think it has anything to do with the state, but with society as a kind of super-ego. Perhaps, depending on your Context, "vergesellschaftlichen" refers to some individual impulses, emotions, behavior or norms being taken to the higher level of "society".
Local time: 12:22
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in category: 2
to bring/take something into public ownership
Hope this helps.
Harper Collins Dic.
Local time: 06:22
Native speaker of: German, English