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militarize

[ mil-i-tuh-rahyz ]
/ ˈmɪl ɪ təˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), mil·i·ta·rized, mil·i·ta·riz·ing.

to equip with armed forces, military supplies, or the like.
to make military.
to imbue with militarism.

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Also especially British, mil·i·ta·rise .

Origin of militarize

First recorded in 1875–80; militar(y) + -ize
mil·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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British Dictionary definitions for militarize

militarize

militarise

/ (ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz) /

verb (tr)

to convert to military use
to imbue with militarism
militarization or militarisation, noun
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