- to assemble or marshal (armed forces, military reserves, or civilian persons of military age) into readiness for active service.
- to organize or adapt (industries, transportation facilities, etc.) for service to the government in time of war.
- to marshal, bring together, prepare (power, force, wealth, etc.) for action, especially of a vigorous nature: to mobilize one's energy.
- to increase or bring to a full stage of development: to mobilize one's anger.
- to be or become assembled, organized, etc., as for war: to mobilize for action.
Origin of mobilize
Examples from the Web for mobilise
We were to be mowed down, mowed down and sabred before we had time to mobilise.Gossamer
George A. Birmingham
We have information that they will mobilise quickly—much more quickly than most people think.Good Old Anna
Marie Belloc Lowndes
I did not answer him, but turned round to the wounded soldier next me and said to him, "When did you mobilise?"Wounded and a Prisoner of War
Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
Ecuador maintains a permanent force of about 5000 men, and claims that it could mobilise 90,000 in case of war.Problems of the Pacific
As the strain continually grew more severe it was found necessary to mobilise successive divisions and additional batteries.History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)
Sir Frederick Maurice.
- to prepare for war or other emergency by organizing (national resources, the armed services, etc)
- (tr) to organize for a purpose; marshal
- (tr) to put into motion, circulation, or use
Word Origin and History for mobilise
1833 in the military sense; 1838 as "render capable of movement, bring into circulation," from French mobiliser, from mobile "movable" (see mobile). Related: Mobilized; mobilizing.
- To make mobile or capable of movement.
- To restore the power of motion to a joint.
- To release into the body, as glycogen from the liver.