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view main entry for fraternizeverb [intransitive] formal  /ˈfrætərˌnaɪz/ 
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  /ˌfrætərnɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [uncountable]
American English pronunciation: fraternizationClick to listen to the pronunciation of fraternization


a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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