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militarize

[mil-i-tuh-rahyz] /ˈmɪl ɪ təˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), militarized, militarizing.
1.
to equip with armed forces, military supplies, or the like.
2.
to make military.
3.
to imbue with militarism.
Also, especially British, militarise.
Origin of militarize
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; militar(y) + -ize
Related forms
militarization, noun
remilitarization, noun
remilitarize, verb (used with object), remilitarized, remilitarizing.
unmilitarized, adjective
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  • 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 Arnold Bennett
  • In a similar way we should not deplore "the militarization of the populations."

    Bolshevism

    John Spargo
  • This militarization of the schools has been characterized even by some parts of the bourgeoisie as a questionable act.

  • The Mensheviks attacked not only the militarization of labor, but general labor service also.

British Dictionary definitions for militarization

militarize

/ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to convert to military use
2.
to imbue with militarism
Derived Forms
militarization, militarisation, noun
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