- 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 mobilize
What is driving young groups of men to mobilize against women?The Hidden Link Between Women and War
December 3, 2014
For every "potential Ebola victim" that arises in the U.S., the CDC is forced to mobilize to the location.Ebola Panic Is Worse Than the Disease
October 9, 2014
While the world has begun to mobilize in the fight against the virus, many fear the effort is coming too late.CDC Director: First U.S. Ebola Patient ‘Critically Ill’
September 30, 2014
Instead, we must mobilize allies and partners to take collective action.Old Flaws in Obama’s New Foreign Policy
Leslie H. Gelb
May 28, 2014
Their goal is to mobilize women who see guns as the most terrifying way cruel fate sends death to shockingly ruin our lives.Money and Guns: How We Escape Our Existential Dread
April 18, 2014
We will mobilize and bring to action the vision and the will of the people.The Ghost in the White House
Gerald Stanley Lee
Though Holland was the first to mobilize when war was declared.Ways of War and Peace
We're to mobilize to-day and get to the border as soon as we can.We Can't Have Everything
Russia commenced to mobilize her army to help Servia, if help were needed.The Wonder of War on Land
Frederick William threatened war, and began to mobilize his troops.The Story of Switzerland
- 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 mobilize
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.