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civilianize

[ si-vil-yuh-nahyz ]
/ s瑟藞v瑟l y蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ci路vil路ian路ized, ci路vil路ian路iz路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.
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Also especially British, ci路vil路ian路ise .

Origin of civilianize

First recorded in 1865鈥70; civilian + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM civilianize

ci路vil路ian路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for civilianize

civilianize

civilianise

/ (s瑟藞v瑟lj蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to change the status of (an armed force, a base, etc) from military to nonmilitary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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