Definition of resocialization in US English:



  • 1The action or process of returning to a socialistic state; a renewed socialization.

  • 2Social Sciences. The process of relearning how to function in a particular society or group (especially in one from which a person has been separated) by internalizing its values and norms; the process of learning how to function in a society or group with which a person is unfamiliar.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Arena. From re- + socialization.