Also especially British, mil·i·ta·rise.
Origin of militarize
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Examples from the Web for militarization
About police brutality, and the militarization of American police, and how the two have paired to victimize, mostly, black men.When Activism Is Worse Than Apathy
October 6, 2014
The outsourcing and militarization of foreign affairs, he writes, has boomeranged.The End of the Illusion: America Finally Learns Its Limits
April 30, 2013
On Friday morning there were reports that even Buckingham Palace was concerned about the militarization of the occasion.Margaret Thatcher, Divisive Even in Death
April 12, 2013
Militarization defined by weighing military spending against gross domestic product, among other criteria.The Campaign Continues
November 15, 2012
The underlying disease that caused it was the military, the militarization of Israel.My Story As a Pacifist in Israel
August 16, 2012
It is just for this reason that we speak of the militarization of labor.
The tradesmen kept it down, and the Island was saved by them from militarization.The Roll-Call
In a similar way we should not deplore "the militarization of the populations."Bolshevism
This militarization of the schools has been characterized even by some parts of the bourgeoisie as a questionable act.The Future Belongs to the People
The Mensheviks attacked not only the militarization of labor, but general labor service also.
- to convert to military use
- to imbue with militarism
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