- 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 mobilization
For them, every moment seems to be political—and an opportunity for recruitment, mobilization, and fundraising.Organizing for Action Wants Your Newtown Anniversary Party to Be a Success
December 12, 2013
Israel has already put the war machine in motion, in a mobilization that has a momentum of its own.War in Gaza Poses Risks for All Sides
November 16, 2012
During our mobilization training, representatives from the Pentagon came to speak with members of our brigade.I Reenlisted to Return to Afghanistan, Only to Find Myself in Kuwait
April 22, 2012
Arab mobilization then became a reaction to massive refugee flows and not the cause of it.Nakba Denials Must Be Condemned
May 25, 2011
The same kind of mobilization was apparent not just in the Tea Party but in Republican-leaning groups this cycle.It Wasn't About the Economy, Stupid
November 4, 2010
The mere fact that mobilization had been ordered was all he needed to know.The Boy Scouts on the Trail
Jan. 16—Students in Switzerland summoned home because of mobilization.Current History, A Monthly Magazine
New York Times
It is just a year to-day (August 1st) since mobilization began.'My Beloved Poilus'
War was a dead certainty now, mobilization had been ordered, the Fleet was ready.To Love
Accordingly, attitudes may be defined as the mobilization of the will of the person.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
- 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 mobilization
1799, "a rendering movable," from French mobilisation, from mobiliser (see mobilize). Military sense is from 1866.
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.