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militarize

[ mil-i-tuh-rahyz ]
/ 藞m瑟l 瑟 t蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), mil路i路ta路rized, mil路i路ta路riz路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路i路ta路rise .

Origin of militarize

First recorded in 1875鈥80; militar(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM militarize

mil路i路ta路ri路za路tion, nounre路mil路i路ta路ri路za路tion, nounre路mil路i路ta路rize, verb (used with object), re路mil路i路ta路rized, re路mil路i路ta路riz路ing.un路mil路i路ta路rized, adjective
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How to use militarize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for militarize

militarize

militarise

/ (藞m瑟l瑟t蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to convert to military use
to imbue with militarism

Derived forms of militarize

militarization or militarisation, noun
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