Also especially British, mil·i·ta·rise.
Origin of militarize
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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
January 3, 2012
- to convert to military use
- to imbue with militarism