militarize

[ mil-i-tuh-rahyz ]
/ ˈmɪl ɪ təˌraɪz /

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

Origin of militarize

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

Related forms

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 remilitarize

militarize

militarise

/ (ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz) /

verb (tr)

to convert to military use
to imbue with militarism

Derived Forms

militarization or militarisation, noun
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