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mobilize

[ moh-buh-lahyz ]
/ 藞mo蕣 b蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), mo路bi路lized, mo路bi路liz路ing.
to assemble or marshal (armed forces, military reserves, or civilian persons of military age) into readiness for active service.
to organize or adapt (industries, transportation facilities, etc.) for service to the government in time of war.
to marshal, bring together, prepare (power, force, wealth, etc.) for action, especially of a vigorous nature: to mobilize one's energy.
to increase or bring to a full stage of development: to mobilize one's anger.
verb (used without object), mo路bi路lized, mo路bi路liz路ing.
to be or become assembled, organized, etc., as for war: to mobilize for action.
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Also especially British, mo路bi路lise .

Origin of mobilize

First recorded in 1830鈥40; back formation from mobilization; see mobile, -ization

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British Dictionary definitions for mobilize

mobilize

mobilise

/ (藞m蓹蕣b瑟藢la瑟z) /

verb
to prepare for war or other emergency by organizing (national resources, the armed services, etc)
(tr) to organize for a purpose; marshal
(tr) to put into motion, circulation, or use

Derived forms of mobilize

mobilizable or mobilisable, adjectivemobilization or mobilisation, noun
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Medical definitions for mobilize

mobilize
[ m艒b蓹-l墨z鈥 ]

v.
To make mobile or capable of movement.
To restore the power of motion to a joint.
To release into the body, as glycogen from the liver.

Other words from mobilize

mo鈥瞓i鈥i鈥ation (-l沫-z膩sh蓹n) n.
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