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verb (used with object), ci·vil·ian·ized, ci·vil·ian·iz·ing.
- to assign to civilians or place under civilian direction or control: a decision to civilianize the teaching of history at the naval academy.
- to make less military in form or character: He charged that the union movement is civilianizing the army.
Also especially British, ci·vil·ian·ise.Related formsci·vil·ian·i·za·tion, noun
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for civilianize
- (tr) to change the status of (an armed force, a base, etc) from military to nonmilitary
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