- 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 mobilized
When certain conditions improved for African-Americans, they mobilized around the knowledge that others had not.Dear GOP: Fix the Damn Justice System!
December 7, 2014
There were likewise people who could have mobilized actors, students, reform-minded Communists and even trade unionists.How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution
December 6, 2014
Egypt mobilized the majority of the Arab world in the defense of Kuwait, a vital contribution to U.S. diplomacy.Let's Get Real: Washington Can't Walk Away From Cairo
Frank G. Wisner
May 26, 2014
“We mobilized and went away as the third or fourth string on the bench,” Flynn says.Meet the Original 'Fighting Irish’
March 17, 2014
Already, a mobilized citizen movement to advance voting reform is ready to push.A Bipartisan Path to Fixing America’s Broken Elections
January 24, 2014
I would like to return to Paris, but the railway is mobilized.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
Troops were mobilized hurriedly, preparations rushed for warfare.Slaves of Mercury
A battle fleet was mobilized and rushed to the spot, but the city was impregnable.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
And the Militia can't be mobilized in anything less than a day.Ministry of Disturbance
Henry Beam Piper
Whilst I, who know no deputy, am mobilized in the first line trenches!The Backwash of War
Ellen N. La Motte
- 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 mobilized
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.