[ mil-i-tuh-rahyz ]
/ ˈmɪl ɪ təˌraɪz /
verb (used with object), mil·i·ta·rized, mil·i·ta·riz·ing.
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Also especially British, mil·i·ta·rise.
Related formsmil·i·ta·ri·za·tion, nounre·mil·i·ta·ri·za·tion, nounre·mil·i·ta·rize, verb (used with object), re·mil·i·ta·rized, re·mil·i·ta·riz·ing.un·mil·i·ta·rized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for militarize
Some leftists see the war as a U.S.-backed pretense to militarize Mexico and stifle activism.2012 Will Be a Decisive Year in Mexico’s Deadly Drug War|Larry Kaplow|January 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for militarize
/ (ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz) /
to convert to military use
to imbue with militarism
Derived Formsmilitarization or militarisation, noun
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