social

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsəʊʃəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsoʊʃəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sōshəl)


WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
social - sociable
‘social’
The adjective social is used in front of a noun. Its usual meaning is ‘relating to society’.
We collect statistics on crime and other social problems.
They discussed the government's social and economic policy.
Social can also be used to describe things that relate to a people meeting or communicating with each other for pleasure, as a leisure activity.
We've met at social and business functions.
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter became incredibly popular.
‘sociable’
Don't use ‘social’ to describe people who are friendly and enjoy talking to other people. Use sociable.
Kaito was an outgoing, sociable man.
She's very sociable and has lots of friends.
'social' also found in these entries:
a - and - enjoy - nation - party - the
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