[ moh-buh-lahyz ]
/ ˈmoʊ bəˌlaɪz /
verb (used with object), mo·bi·lized, mo·bi·liz·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·bi·lized, mo·bi·liz·ing.
to be or become assembled, organized, etc., as for war: to mobilize for action.
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Also especially British, mo·bi·lise .
OTHER WORDS FROM mobilize
mo·bi·liz·a·ble, adjectivemo·bi·li·za·tion, nounmo·bi·liz·er, nouncoun·ter·mo·bi·li·za·tion, noun
o·ver·mo·bi·lize, verb, o·ver·mo·bi·lized, o·ver·mo·bi·liz·ing.re·mo·bi·li·za·tion, nounre·mo·bi·lize, verb, re·mo·bi·lized, re·mo·bi·liz·ing.un·mo·bi·lized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mobilize
/ (ˈməʊbɪˌlaɪz) /
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 mobilizemobilizable or mobilisable, adjectivemobilization or mobilisation, noun
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Medical definitions for mobilize
[ mō′bə-līz′ ]
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 mobilizemo′bi•li•za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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