militarize militarize v. t. & i. to lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force.

Syn: make military. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • militarize — (Amer.) mil·i·ta·rize || mɪlɪtÉ™raɪz v. make military in character; equip in a military manner; adapt for military use; equip for war; train for war; convince a person to support militarism (also militarise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • militarize — (also militarise) ► VERB 1) equip with military resources. 2) give a military character to …   English terms dictionary

  • militarize — [mil′i tə rīz΄] vt. militarized, militarizing 1. to make military; equip and prepare for war 2. to fill with warlike spirit militarization n …   English World dictionary

  • militarize — transitive verb ( rized; rizing) Date: 1856 1. to give a military character to 2. to equip with military forces and defenses 3. to adapt for military use • militarization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • militarize — militarization, n. /mil i teuh ruyz /, v.t., militarized, militarizing. 1. to equip with armed forces, military supplies, or the like. 2. to make military. 3. to imbue with militarism. Also, esp. Brit., militarise. [1875 80; MILITAR(Y) + IZE] * * …   Universalium

  • militarize — verb a) To train or equip for war. b) To adopt for use by the military …   Wiktionary

  • militarize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To assemble, equip, and train for war: mobilize. See PEACE …   English dictionary for students

  • militarize — or militarise verb [often as adjective militarized] 1》 equip with military resources. 2》 give a military character to. Derivatives militarization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • militarize — mil·i·ta·rize …   English syllables

  • militarize — See: militarized …   English dictionary

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